Monday, January 27, 2014

Well, it happened.

Where we live in Pennsylvania, the snow fell hard this weekend. My husband and I were snowed in so that left us to cleaning our house, watching movies, and sitting on the computer. I went to CrossFit Saturday morning and spent until 1 cleaning out my parents house.  I also got my entire house cleaned and didn't stop all day Saturday or Sunday so in giving myself an extra rest day. 

Adam kept telling me that I could sign up for the triathlon next week before the price went up on the 31st. So after a few minutes thinking about it, we decided I could sign up this weekend. 
There's always something about that feeling right after you hit the "submit" or "confirm" button. It's that "Oh shit, did I just do that?!" Feeling. I don't care if you sign up for your first 5k or last 26.6 marathon. That nervousness kind of hits you like a bus even when the race is 5 months away. 
There's always questions running through your mind...
-Can I really do this?!
-Can I actually train for this?!
-Are there going to be fish in the water?! I'm afraid of fish! 
-What happens of you feel like you're going to drown?! 
-What if I paid all this money and come in last?!
-What the hell do I wear and how do I change for every event?!

So after I got over that part I was fine. I have a friend from CrossFit doing it with me too. She has done a triathlon before so I'm hoping she can guide me along. 

For the remainder of my weekend, I cleaned, cooked, read, and snuggled. It was a nice relaxing weekend. I started Sunday with snuggles from my two furbabies. 

I also meal prepped. 
I made turkey chili for this week, quinoa bars, strawberries (to feel like summer) and cauliflower pizza. That was wonderful! Hudson got the play in the snow for most of the day just to keep coming inside and track water on my freshly scrubed floor. 
It was a pretty relaxing weekend at our house. I'm not sure what the weather has planed so I'm not going to force down too many goals this week. A relaxing week will be nice. 

How was the weather where you live? 

What are the questions that go through you when you sign up for a race? 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Goals and Motivation

I don't know how or where it started, but all of a sudden I want to do a triathlon. I've been thinking of it for years but I think my first goal was a half marathon. Right after the new year I started looking into tri's in the area. I found one in Pittsburgh on July 27. It's Olympic distance and looks pretty manageable. I haven't signed up yet because I'm still contemplating on races...

That got me to thinking...

I could totally compete in an Ironman. Even if it's Ironman 70.3. I could totally do it. We started looking up races and I think my goal is going to be for this fall or even spring to compete. My biggest problem though is that I don't have a triathlon bike or $1,000+ for one. I'm planning on just using the bike that I have for the Olympic one and then moving into a tri bike once I get the funds. I feel like I'll be putting out a car payment. 

I went to a clinic this weekend that helped majorly with nutrition and fitness. 
I'm pretty sure it was the people there making me interested in ironman. I always think that I can do something like this but also second guess myself...
-What if I'm slow?
-What if I'm not fast enough and finish last? 
-What if I can't finish? 

I swear I'm not a Debbie Downer but those are things that cross my mind daily. 

If anyone that does ironman or triathlons that would love to give me advice, I'll gladly take it. You can leave me a post here, on twitter @thewheezyrunner or Facebook 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Here's to a Healthy New Year!

Since we're in the middle of cold and flu season, I wanted to share my healthy organic chicken soup that I made this week when I got a little bug. It's full of vegetables and protein to help you fight your cold. 
What you'll need:
1large piece of garlic
1 TBS olive oil
3 Carrots (chopped up)
1/2 medium head of broccoli 
3 Celery sticks (chopped up)
2 Pieces of chicken (thawedboiled and chopped) 
1 container of Trader Joe's(or any) low sodium organic chicken broth
2 small zucchinis (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste 

What you do:
Put oil and garlic in pan. 
Heat it up. 
Next, sweat the veggies 

After that, add your broth. 
Let the veggies cook until they are tender. I taste a piece of broccoli and carrots to make sure. 
Then add your chicken for a few minutes. 
That's it! All done. I added salt and pepper to taste but you can put in whatever you want. I also froze it so I have it for next time.  
Stay healthy!