Sunday, July 22, 2012

I Think I Failed!

Last week, I rambled about the brick workout. I remember talking about how I needed to spend these last two weeks (well now one week) hydrating, eating well, mentally preparing and getting rest. 

So here is how I did...

First, yesterday was supposed to be my long run for the week. This is where I was going to begin mentally preparing for my triathlon next week. Well, that didn't happen... I suffer from plantar fasciitis on occasion and when it acts up, I take a rest day. So what is the plan? I am going to squeak in 12 miles on Monday evening. Nice slow pace at Sharon Woods three times. I can do this!!! I'm also going to spend about five minutes every day visualizing myself crossing the finish line with a smile on my face...

In regards to hydration: Do fruity frilly girly drinks count as hydration? If they do well then I should give myself one big pat on the back. I also learned how to set drinks (and food) on fire! I had plenty of burnt drinks and fruity beverages last night and my body is thanking, hmmm... maybe punishing me for all of those delightfully delicious beverages. They sure tasted good!

So where does this leave me with eating well. So, one of the promises to my friends was that I was going to attempt making a baked Alaska. I probably should have looked up the process for making one of these cakes PRIOR to promising the cake. Well, again, this was totally delicious, had one of the important food groups; but I highly doubt it counts as eating well. (I would have inserted a picture but I still don't have any) Actually, I did light a banana on fire. That provided me some potassium??? 

And finally, rest... Well, I was up until 2:30 this morning... That is all I can say about that.

So I would say my weekend was an epic success as far as fun is concerned, but an epic fail as it relates to preparing for the triathlon... What do you think? 


  1. No failure here--this is a complete success at living life! Sometimes what we expect to do is replaced with what is right to do in the moment. Enjoy all the moments you can! AND cross that finish line with the world's largest smile on your face!!

  2. I don't see a fail in here either. Enjoying life is one of the most important parts of training. You've taught me that!

  3. I have pictures of the dessert and other assorted flaming items if you need them! ;D

    I applaud our training this weekend! Well done!

    1. Hahaha - that was a funny typo. I meant to say YOUR training. :D