Do you ever find that you talk yourself out of a workout before it’s really even begun? I caught myself doing that today – I was only 100 meters into my swim and all these de-motivating thoughts began to race through my head. “I’m tired. My arms hurt. My back is sore.”
Blah blah blahitty blah blah. Shut up and swim, Caitlin.
So I swam. I did 1,000 meters, which was 300 less than I was hoping for, but I had to get out of the pool and make a conference call.
Pre-workout snack was toast with sunflower buttah.
And post-workout snack was a peanut butter and banana smoothie:
At the smoothie place, I also picked up a packet of Vanilla Gu for Sunday’s triathlon. I didn’t have any fuel during my last sprint tri, and I definitely think I suffered on the bike as a result. My plan is to eat this during the first transition for a boost of energy. Considering that I haven’t rode my bike for over a month (um, whoops), I’m going to need it.
Come back to lunch – I have a fun Q&A interview with a blind ultramarathoner named Simon. Prepare to be inspired!