Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Triathalon Training Update

So, remember when I said I was going to participate in a triathalon?

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Well, the triathalon is in two weeks.  Yikes.

Here is the breakdown:

Running - I am good.  If I am cashed out from swimming and biking I will walk with my head held high.

Swimming - eh.  I don't think I will drown.

Biking - I have no idea because I haven't been on a bike once.

Not once.  

Yesh, where did the time go?  I think the main reason there has been zero training on the bike is because I don't have a fully functioning bike.  Dan's step-dad gave me a road bike (which I am soooo thankful for) but the back tire was flat.

Of course it took me three weeks to order another tire.

Then it took 3 weeks for me to ask Dan to try to put it on.

Then last week he announced it also needed an inter tube, which I didn't have.  I am convinced I am riding my bike this Friday, so I better get that tube-thing today.  

Back to swimming - yesterday I went to my gym and swam 900 yards.  

The race is 500 yards of swimming, and because I have limited pool time, my plan is that if I do get a chance to go to the pool, I will try to swim 500 yards without stopping, and anything extra is gravy on top.  

Speaking of gravy, or sauce, I made this spicy almond butter chicken recipe last night and, oh my, it was amazing.

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Served with brown rice and broccoli.  

Ina liked the chicken (minus the sauce because it has honey in it).

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She tried to shovel that chicken in as fast as she could, hence the very blurry pic.  

This is the fifth night in a row we have loaded her up on protein for dinner, and the fifth night in a row she has SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!  Last night was 7:45 PM to 6:00 AM.  I feel like a new, totally refreshed woman.    

Have a good hump day.  Only 2 more days until a 3 day weekend!  Yay!!!


  1. Yay to protein! I just love pics like that - in motion.

    You'll get there with the tri, girl!

    Glad to hear the chix recipe was a success.

  2. Girl, more power to you!! A triathlon, that is so awesome. I wanna do one, but I suck at swimming, so not happening LOL.

    1. Thanks Steph! We need to find a tri that allows floaties. :)

  3. If you can swim 900 yards, even if it's with stopping, you'll be able to swim 500. There aren't any rules that say you have to swim free style the whole time. Switching up strokes (like from free to breast or even to side stroke) will help you feel like you've stopped for a break. Don't take the swim too hard because I found that the biking leg was a little more difficult than I anticipated after the swim.

    1. Thanks for the advice! My breast stroke is almost as fast as my freestyle, which isn't saying much. I might be the goober that breast strokes the entire swim! Ha! I think biking will be the hardest for me, so I plan to go slow and steady on the swim.

    2. I saw someone do the doggie paddle the entire 750 yd swim, so I wouldn't be too concerned over it. =) He taught himself how to swim just for the triathlon. It must have been exhausting!


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