Good morning! I’ve made it through week 3 and here’s my Weekly Wednesday check-in! Starting to get in a rhythm with my daily routine and as long as there are gains (no matter how small) from week to week I am happy!
Distance - 13.95km
Time - 3:15:56hrs
Estimated calories - 1880Kcal
Activities - swimming, cycling, running, sit-ups, push-ups, squats
Workouts - 8 sessions
Last week talked about having a good run to see how my cardio was holding up, well The other day I had a great swim and ended up doing a ‘mini’ triathlon. I swam the full sprint distance, cycled 1/2 and the ran 1/2. I actually felt pretty great after and had enough left in me that I could have kept going. Felt pretty great to know that what just a couple weeks ago I thought would be a stretch to do may actually be pretty realistic! “Strive for progress not perfection.” Earlier this week and last week I had a chat with a couple people at the pool that gave me some real encouragement. While I know my breathing is a big area to work on they thought my overall swimming form was actually pretty good. They gave me pointers and tips to try to help but at the end of the conversation said that I was in a great position to complete my goals. I took that as a huge pat on the back considering 1 was a swim instructor and the other was a former triathlon competitor! I’ve really pushed to reach the distance and now I can focus on my stroke and breathing.
Also a quick shout out to @rabican7 for letting me use his photo as the background image for this weeks post!
Good afternoon! Here’s my Weekly Wednesday check-in! It’s not a lot but it was my first week back in almost 2 months. Also now that I’m throwing swimming in to the mix I really needed to find out what my abilities in the pool are so I can really build not just a routine to include it but also one that is sustainable!
Distance - 14.45km
Time - 2:12:18hrs
Estimated calories - 1280Kcal
Activities - swimming, cycling, running
Workouts:l - 5 sessions
While I share these results with you I can’t lie about my workout today... there wasn’t one. I just didn’t feel it. I went to the pool/gym but sat in the hot tub for 20 minutes, then showered and went home. I was feeling down about not working out so I looked up some motivational quotes to try and get me going. Well, they didn’t. They actually made me feel worse, don’t give up, making excuses burns zero calories, the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen, etc. I felt as though I was going to let everyone down but then I found this: “Progress: You might not be where you want to be but you’re not where you used to be.” I’m not saying don’t workout, I’m just saying sometimes it’s ok if you just aren’t there. Some days pushing yourself isn’t what you need. Maybe what you need is a day to let the brain think, the body rest and know that you will not be judged poorly because you just didn’t feel it.
Thanks again for all the support!
We are more likely to act our way into a new way of thinking than think our way into a new way of acting. -Change X
Yes, actions speak louder than words! My actions started in October (2018); it was a simple thought, be healthier. I cleaned up my eating habits, (well, Christmas derailed things) reduces my sugar in take and increased my water consumption! Additionally I hit the gym, (again Christmas took its toll) focusing on my cardio and my endurance. The physical part was pretty easy the hard thing was the mental part. I had already started sharing some simple ‘inspirational’ quotes with some friends. Quotes are great but are they relatable? Not always. So I decided I’d take it an extra step and include anecdotal information from my own life. I’ve received great feedback so I thought I’d expand things and share with the world.
I didn’t really have a goal for the fitness side of the healthier me until the Christmas Holidays. I’m posting those goals here because I need the accountability of people knowing the goal. This year (2019) I commit to run in a 10km race and also to compete in a sprint triathlon. This account will track my progress and also, I hope, serve as an inspiration to others!
Spent camp running AFTER the kids, spent tonight running FOR the kids. So proud to have taken part in @CampKesemBerkeley's first 5K walk/run. Big thanks to this wonderful human and run buddy who also bought us matching sweatbands for the occasion. #KesemLove#RunKarlRun#CK5K2013
3 505:56 AM Nov 25, 2013
Getting pumped for our glow in the dark 5K on Sunday! #runkarlrun