I think that most of my frustration comes from not swimming as much as I need to. Currently I'm swimming 1x a week, or in this week's case- 0x. Once I start going to the lake and pool 2x a week (minimum) I am sure I'll feel much better about everything and this anxious bullshit ive been dealing with will subside. I just need to feel more confident in the water. I'm not looking to drop my pace much- as currently the 2:00-2:15/100yards will get me in with plenty of time to spare in the half and full. I just want to feel good about it. Instead of being mediocre at 1 sport, now I'm mediocre at 3!
I knew I'd be training a lot when I signed up for the half and full back in October. I also thought that I'd still be in my (then) current accounting role. By January I thought I'd either be still accounting or laid off by August- what I didn't expect was to take a new role within my company. I love my new role, but the learning curve is steep at times and I'm also transitioning my accounting stuff to people in another state. So it's like 2.56x the work I am used to. Couple that with all this extra training (luckily most of it is on the weekend) and I feel burnt out at times. I'll be happy when it's all over in a few months.
Last Tuesday, We participated in the Run to the Plaza event. It was a nice break from my usual solo training. We met up with friends and had a good time.
We also hit Reggies roof top after work one day. Much needed break from everything.
We had our 18th MRC Chicago run on Saturday. As always, it's super fun with a great group of people. Our next run is August 6 at 11:10am at Northdown. JOIN US!!
We spent the 4th relaxing and eating good food with friends. A great way to end the long weekend.
•Stop being so hard on myself.
•Start getting a nutrition plan together for IM Racine.
12 days until IM Racine 70.3
68 days until IM Wisconsin 140.6