BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

Re-Evaluating Goals

Happy Friday!  It's especially happy for me as I am off.  I still have some work to do but I get to do it from the comfort of my own home.  WOOHOO!

I wish I was able to report some good news on the injury front but things are still the same as they were last week. I was hopeful that my ART and acupuncture appointment on Monday would have sorted things out once and for all but it did not. I'm able...

#OperationTop5 - Week 19: Hanging on by a Thread

What a week.  I thought I was off the emotional roller coaster but apparently not.  I'm in a much better head space than I was last week but I still think I have a ways to go.   This week started off ok then went downhill but quickly got better.

The body really is an amazing thing. This time last week I was still uncertain as to whether or not I'd be able to do anything other than swim. Even early...

#OperationTop5 Week 18: The Roller Coaster Ride

It's amazing what a difference a week can make. On Monday I was thinking that my season was over and that I wouldn't be able to do anything except swim for the next few months. I left my appointment with Lauren in tears because I was so uncertain. She reassured me that I would be fine but I went down that dark hole of self pity. By Wednesday I was starting to feel better about things, especially...

#OperationTop5 Week 13 - First Race of the Season!

Happy Monday!

I had every intention of writing this post yesterday but my weekend got away from me.  As did much of this week.  If life continues to be this crazy, I may have to look at taking a break from the blog for a while.  But we shall see.

This past week was pretty low key in terms of workouts. I put in a huge amount of work the week before and I really needed to recover so I didn't have...

#Operation Top 5 Weeks 11 & 12: Playing Catch Up + Training Camp

Hellooooooooo!

I'm BA-ACK!

I had every intention of blogging while we were away last week but it never happened. I needed to take some time away from my computer. The week leading up to our trip was one of the most stressful weeks I've had in a very long time. I was mentally exhausted by the time I walked out the door on Friday night. I didn't "catch up" on my rest until Monday. Our flight out on...

#OperationTop5: Week 10: FTP Test and A Week from Hell

I'm dreading tomorrow. Absolutely dreading it. Why? Because I know what this coming week is going to be like. This past week was B-R-U-T-A-L it was so busy. I haven't been this busy at work in a very long time. I had two shoots happening on the same day, plus 3 others that are happening over the next 2 weeks. To top it all off, we're heading to Florida on the 19th. This always happens whenever I...

OperationTop5: Week 6 - If It's Not One Thing It's Another

Happy Valentines Day!

I had a lovely laid back day with the hubs.  We swam, met a friend for brunch and then did a bit of shopping.  I treated myself to some of my favourite bath products from Lush.  And of course G got me flowers.   Nice and low key, just the way I like it.

Once again, another week went by and I had every intention of finishing at least ONE of my drafted posts but alas, I did not....

OperationTop5 Week 5: Excuse Me Ma'am Your Age is Showing

What. A. Week. I had so many good intentions of finishing blog posts that I had started but alas, my mind was all over the place this week and I simply couldn't concentrate. I'd like to say that I was focused on my training but I can't even say that. Have you ever had one of those weeks where you feel like you're all over the place? That was this past week for me. I was alright at the beginning of...

#OperationTop5 Week 4: Not as Planned

A training cycle wouldn't be a training cycle if you didn't have at least one week where things didn't go as planned. This was that week for me. It started off really well and then just went to hell in a hand basket. But that's life, right? Not everything goes to plan and sometimes you just have to wing it. Or do what you can. I still had some pretty good workouts so I'm happy about that. I also...

#OperationTop5 Week 3: Almost Up and Running

I can't believe that we are almost at the end of January. Holy moly. So far, things have been moving along nicely both with my training and at work. January can sometimes be totally nuts but this month has been a little quiet. I've had a good balance of busy and quiet which suits me just fine. This past week I had two photographers shooting so that kept me busy for a couple of days. I had two...

#OperationTop5 Week 2: Laying the Foundation

What a monster of a weekend. My body is sore. Actually more specifically my glutes and hamstrings are sore. My new trainer is really working my legs and glutes. I met with him yesterday and we did a few new exercises. I really felt it when I got up this morning and had to do a kick set in the pool. Ouch. But I know in a few weeks time things won't hurt so much and I will be that much stronger.

Operation Top 5 Week One: Getting Back To Business

This past week was a good week. I met with Lauren again, she's given me some new exercises to do, my running is moving along nicely and I put some solid time in on the bike and in the pool. I also hired a personal trainer for the first time in my life and I met with him on Sunday. Yup, I'm not messing around this year. I mean business. I am so excited by all the potential this year. It's been a...