We are 4 days away from the Iron Girl Triathlon.
I’m going to be honest with you guys… I haven’t necessarily trained as well as I should have. Read: I just got a bike this Sunday.
So come Saturday, although I may suck butt.. I’m still going to race. I’m in good shape and feel like I can complete it without having followed a specific plan or trained as much as I would have liked. Sometimes life just goes that way!! Hey, it’s still a PR if I’ve never done one before, right?
I’m not nervous about the swim whatsoever, as having just swam in my CrossFit competition, and the run-meh, I can give or take. The bike is what is giving me jitters. My best friend’s mom lent me her bike and her bike shorts (HALLEFREAKINLUJAH BUTT PADDING!!) for the triathlon which made my life about 100000x easier. Shout out to Tiffine for being the best second momma!
So although I may be slower than a molasses in the winter and have some major chub rub from my swim suit/bike shorts… I’m going to try to rock this Iron Girl! Because then this half-marathon runner, CrossFit competitor and professional coffee drinker can then add “triathlete” to her bio. Call me Jack. Jack of all trades.
Just kidding, don’t. That was corny.
So what have I been doing since I’ve obviously not been training for the triathlon?
Welp, I’ve been eating sweet potatoes with coconut butter, because it’s delicious and makes me feel like I’m eating a cupcake. Okay- no it doesn’t, but it still tastes good.
And finding hilarious things on the Internet:
Spending some quality time with my needy dog:
& taking some evening walks along the creek to enjoy the finals days of summer.
Oh- and I’ve also been working out at the Box. And have been borderline crying at some of the WODS lately. Just kidding, there is not crying in
baseball CrossFit. But these suckers were hard!!!
Take today’s for example:
ab mat sit-ups
Rest 2 min
Sure, 65# RX doesn’t seem heavy. But trust me, I was cursing every last one of those squat cleans. “Oh yeah Marissa, by the middle of the squat cleans it starts to burn.” OH. NO. REP ONE FREAKING HURT AND SO DID REP 48.
We also have been running a lot in the 100 degree weather.
Good thing I have my new Nano’s because I’m convinced they make me invincible.
Tata for now! Sorry for such a random blog post!
- Would you rather run in hot weather or want to cry during squat cleans? I’d rather do the squat cleans. Yeah- they sucked. But running when the sweat evaporates from your face before you’re even finished sucks even more.
- Send me something funny from Pinterest!!