This upcoming week is officially â€˜get myself back on trackâ€™ week on HTP. Care to join me? Iâ€™m committed now that I signed up for a sprint triathlon in three weeks. I think Iâ€™m ready for the swim (750 meters), and the bike (17 miles) wonâ€™t be a problem with a bit of training.
The race finishes up with a 5K (3.1 miles), and since I took most of April off from training, I need to continue to slowly work my mileage back up. Slow and steady is my mantra! Iâ€™ll post some training thoughts soon, but one key thing I plan to do over the next three weeks is never run two days in a row. I donâ€™t want to overtrain and will probably walk/run the 5K on race day.
The nice thing about a comeback is you know that if youâ€™ve been there once, you can get back again! Comebacks are kind of fun.
And this means return of the hot, smelly, ugly (but necessary) knee sleeves! I love and hate them all at the same time.
Each card is a mini workout for a different body area. You need resistance bands and weights for some moves, but a lot of this just use your body weight. Perfect for working out in your hotel room if you travel for work a lot â€“ Iâ€™m bringing them with me on an Operation Beautiful trip!
Workday snack of PB toast:
And dinner was made by the Husband. He heated up some vegan pizza from Trade Joeâ€™s.
And he made me a salad â€“ THE salad! Ha! Remember how I mentioned he loved the amazing salad last night? I guess he loved it so much he decided to recreate it â€“ he didnâ€™t know I had already done just that for my lunch! Same salad three times in less than 24 hours. Itâ€™s that good!
And a PB and banana protein smoothie. In the blender: a banana, glob of peanut butter, scoops of whey vanilla protein powder, vanilla bean paste (special ingredient!), and 1 cup of rice milk.
I leave you with this thought on Sunday night:
â€œConcentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.â€ â€“ Alexander Graham