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Doing what I can training

While most people are writing about their strong weeks preparing for Ironman Coeur d’Alene or other spring/early summer races, I’m following the ‘doing what I can’ training method. Have you heard of it? It’s not as popular as most methods out there, but I hope it’ll work for me! (Don’t get me wrong- I love reading about people’s training and all their amazing progress and workouts!)

I knew that coming back from five weeks away from home, structure, and proper training would be tough. I was looking forward to it! However, I didn’t expect to be sidelined again.

The good news is that it’s not {currently} my knee. The bad news is I’m on a running hiatus.

I’ve been a biking machine the last week and am not detesting the trainer yet. (I think it helped to step away from it for those weeks.) My bike is definitely a work in progress, and probably always will be, but it’s been fun to get in some mileage.

I’ve also been waking up in the 4am hour to get in the pool.

Today I aqua jogged for the first time in years. And I had fun doing it! When my knee hurts, even pool running hurts. So it was nice to be able to mimic running today!

I just really hope to make it to the start line in less than 12 weeks, whether I can run or not. I’m trying to be smart, keep my knees and hips healthy, and trying to get the rest of my body on the same page!

Did you have a nice long weekend? I had four days off for Easter and loved every minute of them!

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Do you ever pool run? Like it or loathe it?

Thanks for taking the time to read my three Thailand recaps! I’m hoping to get my China posts written and up this week being that we’ve been home for nearly three weeks now!

Where has the time gone?

Easter came and went, another snow storm came and went, and a lot of sweat came and went.

Easter highlight:
Going against tradition and hosting a healthy Easter brunch versus eating a large Ukrainian meal. Some eats included Mama Peas’ granilla and blueberry toaster waffles.

Snow storm highlight:
Being lazy the night it snowed and not feeling guilty about it! After a treadmill run, it was movies and relaxation!

Sweating highlights:
A pain-free 12km run. This was the furthest I’ve gone since last summer!
A nice mountain bike ride outside pre snow. (There’s way too much gravel to pull out the road bike yet.)
A swim with the hubby. It was only his second swim back since November 2010!

(I do wear a helmet…I just took it off before the photo!)

I went for another hurts so good massage last night. It was so painful, but I feel so much better today. My back muscles are no longer as tense as they were, but my IT bands and quad muscle that runs in that area was excruciatingly tight.

I’m looking forward to another weekend of, hopefully, strong workouts with a little distance added on.

What was the highlight of your week?