Gale thanks for the post about the rules and regulations. Very helpful.
Last week Gale asked us to talk about three positive things about our training. I had just returned from a ski vacation at the time, so I figured I would wait until I could reflect on a full week of training.
1.) Completing a half-marathon. OK, so this wasn't part of the training program and looking back, I'm lucky I didn't hurt myself. It was a major confidence booster, however, so maybe the risk was worth it afterall. I know I can run 13 miles. I know I can be out there having fun for more than two hours. Priceless in my eyes.
2.) Learning a new virtue: patience. I was patient enough to allow for proper recovery from my half-marathon. Patience isn't always my strong point. This was a big step forward for me. I forced myself to take a few days off and it made all the difference.
3.) Clipless pedals don't scare me. I am slowly gaining confidence on my bike and clipless pedals. I no longer feel as if I am locked into a speeding death trap. And that's a good thing. No more falls either!
After some technical difficulties while trying to blog last week, I am back up. So, here are my list of postive things from the past week.
-- Went to Road Runner Sports in San Diego and got fitted for the correct running shoes and some custom in soles. This in itself is a huge blessing and has made way more of an impact on my running than I ever imagined.
-- I completed the swimming plan in full, which I had not done yet. I also spent some time with a friend that swims a lot and figured out some of the holes in my swim game (my kick was terrible and I was shown the proper way to try and breath)
-- I tuned my bike up and it is riding like new again. Once that was done, I went and did an easy 40 mile ride through the wine country in Temecula. That was awesome!