When I first started training, I used to do a week in review. It was basically a way to track my workouts, how I felt in general and to constantly keep track of my goals. When I stopped blogging, I also stopped tracking my workouts. I never picked it up again and didn’t think much of it until recently. I realized it was probably one of the most important posts I wrote each week. Probably not the most exciting for readers, but the most necessary for myself. I went back onto Finishing is Winning and read some past reviews. It made me happy to re-read those reviews because I feel like I am finally getting back to where I was when I was at my best. It has been such a long road (I hate to keep repeating that, but it is true) and I am so proud to finally be working my way back to my best self. I have missed that girl a lot. Now that I am really back into training, with multiple races on the docket, I think this is the best way to keep myself accountable. I always ended them with a weekly high and weekly low reflection, along with three things I am grateful for each week and a quote. I happen to think this weeks quote is perfect 🙂
Saturday: Off, but I celebrated NY Eve by eating my weight in cookies and drinking too much red wine 🙂
Sunday: 2 miles running- last thing I wanted to do but had could not let the day go by without doing something, especially because it was beautiful out. Happy New Year!!!
Monday: 600 meters swimming- freestyle. My first time swimming laps in a pool in almost three years! I have missed swimming so much and it felt amazing to be back in the water!
Tuesday: Ran 2.5 miles, easy. Treadmill, because it was pouring!!!
Wednesday: 750 meters swimming- 4 x 100 free, 2 x 100 with kick board and ended with 3 x 50 meter sprint repeats.
Friday: 1000 meters swimming- 5 x 200 freestyle repeats. Not a bad way to end the work week.
Weekly High: Getting back in the water!!
Weekly Low: Just how tired I was the whole week. I am getting back on track but still staying up too late.
Three things I am grateful for this week:
- Getting back in the pool!
- My 856 running and tri groups that keep me accountable.
Quote of the week:
I know I said I was going to get away from the weekly posts, but I think this one is important. It is the perfect way to start the New Year and stay accountable, so they are back!
How did you start off the year?