Day 1: Ironman Louisville training is a big, fat GO and I’m laying it ALL out:
Weight: 136 lbs
Coach Dave probably stayed up ALL night re-writing my training plan and I’m committed to getting it right. After my usual 2 cups of coffee and Today Show fix, I head upstairs to get geared up to get on the trainer. My intention was to be on the bike by 8:30 am.
Gabriel (7): “hey Mom, check out this amber I’m cleaning, I think it has a dinosaur bug in it!”
Anna (5): “hey Mom, I REALLY need you to see this village I made in my room, i used the paper plate from my waffles from breakfast!”
Yohji (15 year old, calico cat)…..blehhhhh…..(barfs….on the carpet, because puking on the hard floor is way too convenient)
Actual time I get on the trainer: 10am.
The next 90 minutes went fast thanks to a beautiful thing called HBOGO. I decided to treat myself to an unknown series called Game of Thrones (you’ve probably never heard of it), and started with Season 1, episode 1…WINTER IS COMING.
Planned Training: 1:30 on bike, 3×16/4 Zone 3 Intervals
Completed Training: 1:30:02; 25.2 miles (including warm-up and cool down) #nailedit
So, I felt strong this morning, finished up in the pain cave (basement), downed a protein shake (with almond butter) and headed to Costco. I have enough foresight to know that these next 8 weeks Mama is gonna be tired, so while I am not so tired I can prep some freezer meals to stock up during my whiney and tired days. Bonus: I can feed both kiddos at Costco for $3. #winning
Walked out of Costco like a boss, and less than $200…the kids were helpful and polite to all the free sample ladies, and Gabriel even offered to help me load the car (he was my favorite today).
The next 2 days will be devoted to chopping, prepping and bagging several freezer meals that I know work for my training and that my family will eat.
On the line-up:
chicken tortilla soup (x2)
pork posole (x2)
garlic roasted pork loin
italian turkey meatballs
red peppers with turkey stuffing
korean beef (x2)
lemon garlic shrimp
Rounded out Day 1 with getting this project going. Goals for future postings will be: keep it short, add juicy training details, possible recipes. It’s happening, y’all. #grateful