Rest — Today was supposed to be a swim/bike day but I was not feeling well when I got home from school today and never made it out to do my workout:(. I am not happy about having two days off in a row but I am hoping it’s better than making myself so sick that I have to take more than two days off.
I signed up for the Runner’s World Quote of the Day feature a while ago and so far most of them have been kind of random quotes from pro athletes (vs. “motivational” quotes), but recently there were a few I really liked, so I will share one with you today.
It is wonderful that life continues to challenge and define us, great that there is always more to strive for and assuring that we will always grow from these experiences so the future will be better still.
I love this quote (and I love Deena Kastor)! One of the main reasons I love running/triathlons is because I love challenging my mind and body! I love the challenge of every workout and the challenge of pushing yourself in a race. Even when you don’t succeed you always learn something about yourself and are able to take that with you into your life and your training in the future.
They posted the pictures from the race on Saturday. Speaking of challenging myself…can you tell these hills were really challenging me?
Could my shoulders be any higher? This was the finish and if you read my post from Saturday you know I was hurting at this point. Also, I don’t think I have a single running photo of me looking normal. Not one.
Well, I don’t know if the ice bath was really that awesome or it was just the placebo effect, but either way I’ll take it! My legs felt GREAT on Monday! Okay, well maybe “great” is a bit of an exaggeration, but they definitely did not feel like they did 40 miles on Sunday, that’s for sure! I had zero aches in my joints and no sore muscles…just a little bit of burning in my quads walking up the stairs at school:).
I may be an official ice bath convert!!
Monday I wore one of the new sweaters I got for my birthday!! It was really early and Eric wasn’t awake yet so I apologize for the Myspace-ey picture.
Dinner Monday was mango salsa soup and leftover Thai chicken wraps from my Birthday dinner Saturday. Mmm. I think I am obsessed with these lettuce wraps.
Then I watched The Bachelor season finale with my friend!!! Were you guys surprised by the ending? I am guessing everyone saw that coming. I was kind of surprised by the after special, though. It’s sad but I am guessing they are not going to make it:/.
Dinner tonight was Barilla Plus pasta with turkey meatballs and broccoli! Yum!
Do you have any good running pictures?
-I have a couple of decent bike pictures, but I think it is impossible to take a picture of me running where I look normal. My horrible running pictures pale in comparison to the horribleness of the pictures of me getting out of the water in triathlons, though. I look like some horrible sea creature emerging from the bottom of the river. You would be scarred for life if you saw those.
Have you had the Cheesecake Factory lettuce wraps? Are there other restaurant dinners you’re obsessed with?
-I love Bonefish Grill’s shrimp with mango salsa!! Eric actually did a pretty good job of recreating that on Sunday!!