Countdown to Waterman's Aqua Bike - 6 weeks

You guys....I got ALL of my scheduled swim/bike/runs in last week.  That's the first time this year!  Check out Instagram for the pictures.  I'm still in lazy-blogger mode and can't bring myself to duplicate pictures here. Last week in review:

Swim - 1:08:30, 2650 meters

Bike - 02:59:34, 38.35 miles

Run - 01:25:02, 9.14 miles

Thumbs Up For

  • Friends.  Liz and Stacey are the best, no two ways around it! xoxo
  • Lake Anna day!  While it didn't go as planned (more on that in Thumbs Down) it was so much fun.  The lake was clearer than I've ever seen it.  The company was terrific.  And all of it happened on a Friday, so I got a three day weekend, too.
  • Never giving up.  I was afraid my body wasn't going to let me get any workouts in after my scare at Lake Anna, but I was able to get out and run on Saturday.  AND! Despite a slow start on Sunday morning, I told myself that "not feeling it" wasn't a good enough reason, and got out there and got my long ride in.  Success.

Thumbs Down For

  • Syncope and POTS, I really hate you right now.  I'm actually going to do a separate post on last Friday's episode and how I recovered after.  That's the kind of thing I wish I'd been able to read on others' blogs after I first got my diagnosis.  But for now, let's just say that I had a bad day on the bike at Lake Anna.  There were some scary moments and some sitting on the side of the road. I recovered, in no small part thanks to my amazing friends, and was back to workouts the very next day.  Still a thumbs down though, because I really wanted to do my long ride in Spotsylvania instead of the W&OD.

Looking Ahead

BBQ with coworkers this Saturday!  The timing of it means I have to miss the team ride, so I have to make sure I'm feeling good enough to do a solo ride.