Sunday, October 15, 2017

As Ironman Kona has finished up and Ironman Louisville has just started I can now say I'm going to give it my best for my Quest for Kona. 
I will be signing up for IMLou again as soon as it opens, I figured with this being my 10th IM and with all the history I have with Louisville being the everyday HERO in 2007, going back after my surgery in 2016 and having an amazing race I know in my heart this is the one; plus I love the course and they always say 3x is a charm. This week coming up I will stick with my nutrition plan, running plan, and weight training however, I will be adding in swimming 3x a week I truly need to work on my swim and run so that's what I'm going to do. I will be posting here more then anywhere so if you want to join in on my journey my Quest for Kona just read and send positive vibes. 
I have to add this in a little history~
I started training athletes in 2003 for Ironman's at the time I was just starting out training myself there were no Ironman Coaches in the area and I knew in September I was going to do my first one in Madtown so for along time, I would read as many books articles and watch as much YouTube as I could. It's funny as I was reading through some of my information this past week from way back when, I circled some of my future goals and as some of you know I've achieved one of them which as actually going to National age group Championships which was priceless and now I have one more to achieve which is Kona and as you can see I circled "someday!" Again this is back in 2003 this was my first training book I would read this over and over. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

When you have HUGE goals you have to have a plan!

It's off season that means work on my strength, nutrition, swim and run! I have to place everything in 6 week chunks so the first 6 weeks is really working on my strength, and nutrition. 
I add in Striding so I don't have so much pounding, from little runs.. 
Today was stride, bicep, shoulders and back Yikes! 
The strawberry protein shake is my amazing after treat! 
My Positive thoughts for today is "Don't be hard on yourself!" 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

A little night, night treat!!

I'll tell ya working out is 100% easier then getting your nutrition right on! 
Here's a few little treats I love and it's so easy to make.
3/4c non fat plain Greek Yogurt 
1/2 scoop protein powder 
4 tablespoons PB2 
1 Stevia 
1 Apple
Little Cinnamon 
- Mix the yogurt, protein, PB2, and Stevia, together slice up the apples and dip..

Pumpkin PB2 Protein Shake! 
8oz almond milk 
1/4c pumpkin 
1scoop vanilla protein powder 
Honey (I'm leaning this up to you😉)
1 tbsp PB2 
Ice Ice baby! 
Blend and enjoy in a #bigmug

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Top of the Saturday Morning Sunshine!

Getting my morning started with a huge coffee and then Fit Pilates, thankfully I write out my weekly schedule out,  I'll tell you it would be so easy to jump on my bike and dreadmill and ride/run a few hours. I have to post about my Ironman Hawaii coasters my uncle and aunt purchase these a long time ago for me while they were in Hawaii, maybe it's a future sign...... #fitpilatesathlete #kona #setgoals #hugecoffee 

Friday, October 06, 2017

The off season can be hard...

Changing it up to weight training 3x a week instead of riding bike, running and swimming for loooooong sessions can be hard and as you can see by my photo, sometimes it's hard to let go of the long sessions and calorie burn.
My Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings have turned into weight training and a little cardio. Today I was so blessed to workout with my hubby before he was called to a fire. Now drinking tea and updating my blog as you can see.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Getting ready for 2018

Now that I'm somewhat up todate with most of my 2017 adventures now I get to look forward to my 2018 adventures, which I will post after Monday. I will keep posting here as much as I can on all of my training my adventures and hopefully inspire you.
Ok keeping this short and sweet for now EBA, EBA Sunshine!

Training for Ironman Boulder/Ironman WI Photos