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I’ve currently following a 10K running plan from Train Like a Mother (and by ‘follow,’ I mean I do the workouts in whatever order I can muster), and today was a XT day – also known as cross training day.  Yippee!  I have to admit – although swimming is my favorite sport, I always slack on pool time when I am not training for a triathlon.  And I doubly slack in the colder months.  It’s hard to get in the pool when you are already freezing. 


I spy changing leaves!


My swim didn’t start until it was almost 7 but hey… a woman’s got to do what a woman’s got to do.  Get it DONE.


1,000 yards and home just in time to rock Henry to sleep.  Swim, Rock, Blog!  <—the new tri.


I solemnly swear to at least make a serious effort to swim once a week until triathlon season returns.  I just need to remind myself how fun it is and that the initial freeze doesn’t last past the first 50 yards! 


The rest of my day was filled with lots of baby fun, including a visit from my friend Heather and her little one, Mirabelle.  Bells was born just five days after Henry, so it’s fun to swap stories and advice.  Heather is going through all the sleep drama that I’m experiencing right now, too.  Oh, sleepy (and un-sleepy) babies. 


I actually got to play with Mirabelle because H was asleep for almost the entire visit!  That also meant that I had two free hands to make this delicious lunch.


Quinoa, collard greens, carrots, and onions with hard-boiled eggs.  Didn’t mean to eat eggs twice today – whoops.


Time to tucker in.  The water exhausted me!



  • Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale September 19, 2012, 8:41 pm

    No shame on double eggs!! Man, I’d eat them (either whites or whole ones) at every meal and snack if I weren’t more concerned about variety. They’re awesome. And wholesome. And just plain fabulous.
    Oh. And way to steal my heart with sleepy baby pictures!! <3 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 19, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Every time I see you eat eggs I’m reminded that I meant to make some hard boiled eggs, I’ll have to do that tomorrow. I love how easy and delicious they are.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 19, 2012, 9:10 pm

    my problem with swimming isn’t the water temp, it’s having to walk the half mile home with wet hair! Unbearable in Chicago winters!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well September 19, 2012, 9:19 pm

    Rock, Swim, Blog – the new Tri …LOVE it. I really admire your commitment to exercise throughout and after your pregnancy. I can only imagine how much is on your plate right now and for me, I too would definitely need the endorphins! I live off of endorphins now!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb September 19, 2012, 9:19 pm

    mirabelle is adorable! and what a pretty name. good for you for squeezing in the workout – no matter what time of day!

  • Amanda @ life in bloom September 19, 2012, 9:22 pm

    It is so great to have friends with kids the same age; there is nothing like swapping stories and venting with someone that knows exactly what you are going through!!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 19, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Definitely no issue with double eggs – I could easily eat eggs at every meal. Love em!

  • Presley @ Run Pretty September 20, 2012, 6:50 am

    I wish I had friends with babies the same age as mine… but I don’t even have any friends with babies. haha

  • Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes September 20, 2012, 7:52 am

    It’s definitely fall in Central New York–I’m completing my last open-water swim of the triathlon season this afternoon when it warms up a bit. (It’s about 40 degrees here now.) During the off-season, I need to swim at least once each week too, especially because it’s my “Achilles heel” of triathloning.

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 20, 2012, 9:23 am

    Please keep swimming….I have to live vicariously through you! I love the name Mirabelle. So cute!

  • Ellie @ OurOldColonial.com September 20, 2012, 9:46 am

    haha! I love your new tri!

  • Anna September 20, 2012, 9:51 am

    I “follow” my training plan just like you do currently: do what fits when it fits, just do it all. But I think I might go for a day of cross training again for once.

  • Robyn September 20, 2012, 12:52 pm

    An alternative to the Garmin is the Nike plus sports band. It runs about $60, doesn’t require an ipod (unlike the nike plus ipod), and give you pace, distance covered, time, etc. And it is super slim and doesn’t require satellites to cooperate. I’m a huge fan of this inexpensive alternative and have used it both training and racing to pace myself. They just came out with the Nike watch–but I love the inexpensive sports band even better!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 20, 2012, 3:25 pm

    “The new tri” love it! I love eggs so much that I accidentally eat them in two meals, but I’m trying to be more conscious of it. I’m a believer in the benefits of eggs, but 3/day is probably not the best idea!

  • Marcy September 22, 2012, 12:24 pm

    I love counting playing tennis as an XT day!

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