I have been training hard for my upcoming Joanna's Loves Triathlon, have you? If it's not on your calender yet, add it! This blogger triathlon is this coming weekend, February 15-17. Just as a teaser, I picked up the (very modest) prizes today!!
This weekend was a MAJOR milestone for me: I ran farther than I have since, wait for it....the freaking Cleveland Marathon, which was May 2011!! I did this over eight mid-paced, glorious miles. I know, I know. After 3 marathons and many HMs, 8 miles doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to hit this distance again. So proud!! And what's better is I held my pace and didn't feel pushed by the distance. I'm feeling good about this April half that's coming up...Also, I ran as many miles last week as I did in the whole month of November. Told you I'd be back! :)
Ok, ok, I didn't actually do any yoga this past week. But I did buy a new yoga top at Target. Does that count?
If running is good stress relief, so is baking. My go-to lately has been a simple chocolate cake with fresh whipped cream and blueberries on top, sometimes with chocolate syrup (I really should have taken a picture). There are few things simpler and lovelier than fresh whipped cream. I haven't bought Cool Whip in about 4 years and I never will again. One cup of heavy whipping cream, a teaspoon of sugar, and a hand or stand mixer and you're in business. Love.
Nitty Gritty on the Joanna's Loves Triathlon
FAQ #1: How far do I have to run?
If it's far enough for you to call it exercise, I'm good with it!
FAQ #2: How long do I have to do yoga?
I'm going to say 20 minutes, but really, the answer from #1 applies here too.
FAQ #3: Do I have to do these activities consecutively?
You have all weekend to get the three parts of the triathlon done.
Once you've completed your triathlon, post a comment on the original post and, if you'd like, send me pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post a few pictures and will pick some prize winners from the pictures submitted on Monday morning.
Train hard, race day is just around the corner! ;)