Hurray, it’s recovery week! That means I get slightly easier workouts for the week and 1 extra day off (2 days total) from training. Let me tell you how wonderful this is. My body is exhausted… Things are going really well but running/biking/swimming etc. 6 days a week will start to drag on you. All I want to do is sleep and eat…I am super exciting to be around let me tell you. 🙂 I feel like I’m in grad school again–yikes!
I have continued to have great financial support from friends and family this week. With checks and credit card donations I am up to $1455! Thank you all for your continued support! I am a little over halfway to my goal of $2500. So, please if you considering donating, please do so–I am getting close! 🙂
Continuing to juggle my responsibilities of work at a non-profit, wife, and other volunteer activities is always a struggle. I try to squeeze in as much time with John and Rufus as I can. I’m just thankful that he is so supportive of this TNT experience!
So, the big upcoming excitement will be purchasing pedals with clips and shoes for my bike (shoes will look something like the ones posted…we will see what I get a deal on). It’s funny to invest some money in the old mountain bike, but I have learned that I can transfer the pedals to a new bike down the road. I am loving the cycling so I know I will continue that sport down the road.
I thought I would start a blog to share my TNT training experience with you. It has been about a month since I started training/fundraising so I have tons to share! As far as the fundraising, folks have been extremely generous in helping me meet my $2500 goal. As of today I have raised $700 for LLS. 700! That is nuts. I think I may be one of those odd balls that actually likes fundraising. I have learned that most people will donate to a cause if you simply ask them.
During the beginning of this process I have learned how many people I know that are affected by blood cancers. I have 3 names to wear on my jersey…3 names! That is high odds in the small amount of people that I know. It truly has been a humbling experience.
Training has been going well. I have definitely had some ups and downs. I had the swine flu right before I started TNT so, I have been playing catch up with getting in shape. The flu drained me for about a month. Fortunately I have recovered. With a new fitness goal comes a new training schedule! Our coaches have us training 6 days a week. Which is quite a lifestyle adjustment at first. It has been a challenge juggling my other responsibilities as well. It will continue to be a learning experience!
Here are a few new things going on:
-I now have to get up at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
-I can pretty much eat whatever I want…but really you don’t want to eat whatever you want because you will pay for it the next day on the road…
-I discovered that I love cycling!
-I still am the weakest at running…terribly terribly slow
-I am not losing weight…but I am slimming down! Bought some smaller pants this weekend which was an added plus.
Well tomorrow I will be running for 40 minutes. For some reason I always struggle on my Sunday runs. I will keep you posted on my progress!