When we last left our heroine, she was diligently cleaning the house and preparing for Mama Penguin to visit. If you can believe it, I didn’t take a single picture of us all weekend! Doh!
I do, on the other hand, have lots of pictures of my dress! Which means that yes, I found it! No, I didn’t have a super huge crying, this is the best dress in the world feeling. But that’s just not me. I’m super happy with it and can’t wait to don it on my wedding day. Weekend mission accomplished!
My workouts for the weekend were slightly less than stellar though. I did get my butt up early on Friday morning to get my swim in, but I didn’t get either of my complete workouts in on Saturday or Sunday. In my defense, I was kind of a badass for my swim on Friday seeing as I wore the very wrong sports bra and needed to McGyver a solution in order to not end up swimming topless. That counts for something, right?
Life happens, but I certainly could have done better. In my defense, I only get to see my mom a few times a year, so I really like taking all the time that I can with her. I need to figure out a better way to balance or plan ahead with my coach more for training schedules.
I did do at least part of my brick on Sunday which I am proud of since it involved me finishing my run in the dark. It was also my first brick workout (bike -> swim). I have to really credit Fella with this one. He was the one who got my butt out on a bike ride even though all I wanted to do was stay on the couch. Once we finished the ride, I felt good enough to go for my run. Life’s little victories.
I was even on a roll with the wedding items this weekend since we finally got these in the mail after having them on my desk for a month and a half.
So as much as I was originally going to write this post as a downer since my training wasn’t great over the weekend….I can’t do that. Training is going really well overall and I can feel myself getting stronger. I nailed my swim workout yesterday and I am looking forward to my group ride tonight. I’m not perfect and I’m not a professional athlete or anything close. There are times when life will take over and training will have to take a backseat, but overall I’m kind of kicking butt. I hope I don’t jinx myself!