|My first adventure on the Spin Bike!!|
It was a cute thought I had about heading to one of the VA Lifetime Fitness's two days during the work week to get in some swimming. My Lifetime doesn't have a pool...so I have to go to Virginia or Columbia to swim. I'm not sure what I was thinking actually...I thought on Monday's and Thursday's I would treat myself to leaving work on time and get some time in the pool. It did not happen. Maybe I can make it happen this week? I'm not going to give up on this thought. I need to not let work continue to consume me. Worst case, I'll swim on the weekends...but I think shaking things up during the work week is what I need most.
I am actually most stressed about the bike leg of the race because I don't ever do much time on the bike at the gym. That is changing. I loved my Wednesday and Friday workouts on the bike...I also think I discovered some muscles I didn't know I have after using the spin bike. There is ample strength training in my plan too...a few days a week...so I am very happy about that. Not much in terms of cross training...but I clocked some significant time on the elliptical on Saturday for fun!! I have also committed to not walk/running any more. I will only run. I was able to run a full 20 minutes for each of my training runs this week...this was a huge deal. I did it. I did it with zero pain!! I'm so excited to keep at it...and hopefully see my speed increase as the weeks progress. Only seven weeks to go!!