Life Goals Checked Off. First race of any sort that I got to race with both boys. Allen's 3rd Tri, Ryker's 1st. For some reason both boys decided to do their 50m swim leg BUTTERFLY. Both had fun. I think I smiled even more than they did. 🏊♂️🚴🏃♂️😃
How do you manage your fitness and healthy when you are away from home?
As you may have seen on my story I have been away for most of the last couple of weeks.
For the last few years I have spent more than 3 months away from home each year.
Added to that, when I am at home my life has very little routine.
I also don’t actually consider myself overly motivated, so it can be a challenge to be consistent with my exercise and nutrition.
As you may have seen on my story, this last week I found a few nice running and walking tracks (don’t be fooled by the sunshine, it was so cold I had to wear gloves most time!) and a nice indoor (warm 😊) 50m pool.
I could also bring my blender with me so I made my green smoothies most days.
Generally, I try to make my own breakfast each morning (rather than eat out) so I can stick with my healthy oats/fruits/seeds combo.
And, although I love exploring new restaurants, at least every second night I also try to make up a simple healthy meal to eat in.
Would love to know your tips for staying fit and healthy when you are travelling.
Special thank you to @mackcycleservice for fixing up my bike this morning and calming my nerves! After waking up with a rear flat- I was super worried!! Thankfully- these bike mechanics @mackcycleandfitness are the best and they got my bike race ready 🏁in a flash and encouraged me in the process. 💛🖤💛🖤 Also- special shout out to @chrispavon for always being there to help me with flats 😂 via FaceTime or in person! 🙌 Thanks guys for making my race possible today!
"When you have a fear of something, always find the correct challenge and give a shot. That lets you out from the comfort zone." Post-Ironman NZ' 2018, though I was busy with my job, fitness trainer course & trips, I felt there is an emptiness. I realised there were so many unanswered questions after the race, I had cramps for the first time during my run, and I have no idea what went wrong during the race that led me to frustration. It took me a while to calm down my thoughts and started to find out what went wrong. Later when I found out the answers, I couldn't control my anxiety, and I started looking for an event which can be a good test to do some trial and error as well as to tick off another milestone for my pinnacle event the Ultraman.
I had a couple of injuries in 2017, and that didn't allow me to have a proper training run on hills, without my notice I developed a fear to run on hills, and I started believing running is my weakest discipline, I decided to overcome my fear & belief. Finally, found a real challenge CRATER RIM ULTRA 52KM trail run to test my strengths.
It's been more than two months when I decided to register for this event, in meantime time I had few discussions with my coach @radkar82 and started working on the training, but every time I go through the registration process, I feel butterflies in my stomach and closes the window.
I don't care if I hurt myself, I don't care if I fail miserably. Sticking to my basics, I am the one who believes in the process, not the results. Signed up for CRATER RIM ULTRA 52KM.
The Cumulative Fatigue is real!
Really felt it in the first and last of 7km this morning. It's nice to be getting into the challenging sessions of marathon training.
Now time to devour breakfast!!
Race report: Yesterday I finished #trollveggentriathlon for my second time. Happy that I swam ~2 minutes faster. I also biked 2 minutes SLOWER albeit using a TT bike time (not really a course where a TT bike is an obvious choice, 750m climb 😅). However that was to be expected since I deliberately chose to stay below my lactic threshold on the bike segment. What I didn’t expect was to use 6 minutes MORE on the run/hike since I felt I was able to go at a much steadier pace this time around. At my first race here I was “in the basement” half way up to the finish line, and I felt that it went REALLY slow from there. Perhaps next time I will need to dig deeper and just simply hurt more to improve the time. 😖
Official time: 3:10:57.
A big thanks 🙏 to the crew and volunteers helping out on @trollveggentriathlon and to all the people everywhere cheering for us on the way up to Stabbeskaret. Also thanks to @ptlisbeth for sharing the last 1500 meters or so before the finish line 🙌
Today was fun in a lot of ways. 🎖Sometimes setting goals a year in advance seems just silly, but I’m reminded that committing to the fitness process and reaching small markers along the way can really change the outcome. I placed 2nd overall at the MD State Duathlon!!!! Big thank you to the best hubby @bcoachjohnson for his constant cheers along the course (while we were both suffering) and @mtwcoop for getting some fun shots at all the right times! Thankful for all the #ripit team for putting on fantastic events and #ascentbicyclestudio for their course support. 🤗#chaseadventure#ripitambassador#trilife#finishlineinsight
My shadow was a porter,
lugging burdensome baggage
Filled with boulders of pain.
projected at the back of my head.
He knew the contents of the bags, nonchalantly discarded.
Sorrowful eyes told me he could go no further,
He began to hand me bags,
"Take these with you....
they contain your beautiful memories."
I reached for one of the others.
"No!!! These stay with me.
You don't need them anymore."
So I turned and left my porter behind,
Carrying only the memories I needed
When you leave the things that cause you pain behind you begin truely being happy. #wisdom
Domingo é dia de 🚴🏼♀️💨
O treino de hoje foi pago em Piracuruca. Trouxe a lindona pra conhecer a pista onde o pessoal tanto fala que é legal pra pedalar e adorei. Só muuuuuito vento. E o que eu não contava era com uma queda no final. Foi a minha primeira. 🤭 Mas tá tudo bem. Rsrs .
Bom demais ver o pôr do sol 🌅e de quebra ainda pedalar com minha família. ❤️ .
Gran equipo,gran familia,gran fin de semana en el campeonato de España de duatlon y triatlon cross de Almazán. A parte de clasificaciones,lo mejor de todo el estar todos juntos y animarnos unos a otros.Por muchas mas como esta. @ramos_so3team @javiersomin @debora_dve @angelita_hh @canin7 #triatlonso3#campeonatodeespaña#triatlon#duatlon#almazan#trilife
*This weeks pairing- 70.3 triathlon with a cold coke and smoked chicken.. that you could smell coooking as you were setting up in early morning transition!
Celebrated turning 38 with a 70.3 half iron distance triathlon. Not gonna lie, it was a sufferfest out there. The heat and no shade was a killer. Felt faint the whole run and was reminded that my slogging (slow jogging) is slower than most male walkers! The boat hecklers at mile 12 helped me kick it into high gear to finish in regulation which was my only goal. This was my 8th 70.3 and my first one was here in Muncie. Felt right to come back since it was on my birthday. Grateful and relieved to see @scottkesten @joshua_kesten18 and @lucykesten at the finish.
Finished the night w some live music performed by an old friend at a local brew house in Muncie. Have my sights on 40 and it isnt looking that bad!! #IronmanMunice703#triathlon#trilife#halfironman#swimbikerun#muncie
3hr30min and 70 miles <- longest trainer ride ever. Colorado weather has either been 100+ degrees or thunderstorms with hail big enough to break car windows so I'm beyond thankful to have an indoor option. The first 2.5 hrs were great, then there was the last hour at race pace... That hurt a little, but not a lot. Then there was the run... I can't feel my quads but all in all it went surprisingly well 😬. Canada 70.3 is just two weeks away 🙊
PS: I got this head band doing zwift academy last year and not really being a fan of headbands I hadn't yet used it. But man was it a life saver today, it just may be my new favorite thing. Anyone doing ZA this year?? I highly recommend it. It's free beyond your zwift subscription and fun, except when it tells you to spin at 110 rpm... And then yells at you because you're not accomplishing the impossible... Maybe that part is just me 🤣
What a race #trollveggentriathlon and what a day this was. This is the coolest race venue I ever raced in. Sick environments!🏞 Swim leg in the fjord, bike leg up #trollstigen and the run up to the top of #trollveggen . And it’s always a great feeling to smash your PB😁🏆 Just enjoy the pics and sign up for next year😀👊🏼
Throwback last Sunday : Pd Triathlon 2018 OD Category.
A nostalgic event for me because this is where my triathlon passion sparked 3 years ago. Yesterday was my first time OD in that event. Last year only did sprint and relay (bcz promised @sheikh_ali_imran and @ang_chee_ching to form a team) and of course the year before that just sprint (first ever triathlon -2016). My goal yesterday was pretty simple: to really see what I've "practice" on sufferfest +running (back to back) on weekly basis works. Well, I guess it did. I'm happy that my body (especially my legs) was not in shock during the last two disciplines. No cramps, no stop and walking and thinking about what if... I just kept going.. 😜
For that, I need to thank @jamzidikhalid
atas sumbangan pinjaman tanpa waswas untuk mesin wahoo yg yahoo itulah. 😂
Also @pilatiquemalaysia for their expertise on correcting my posture (especially when it comes to my running). It does makes a huge difference. I've learned to find comfort in running on every step.
Oh by the way, i just realised that I burned the same (almost) amount of calories in OD Triathlon compared to a HM. If I have to choose,
I'll always choose Triathlon.