Yesterday, I was supposed to run 7 miles (I’m training for the Country Music 1/2 Marathon). However, #icepocalypse2015 hit us and since Nashville isn’t used to all this snow and ice, NONE of the side streets are plowed or salted which means that all of my usual running routes and running paths are covered in a solid sheet of ice.
I value my teeth and my tailbone, so I decided against an icy run outside. Instead, Davey and I went sledding down our hill and then I did this HITT workout.
What I learned from this workout is that I have become a weakling. After Augusta 70.3, we took some time off from training to travel. When I started working out again, I focused mainly on running. I haven’t done a strength training workout in wayyyy too long and it shows.
Instead of getting down on myself and sulking about the current status of my noodle-like muscles, I decided to use this experience as motivation.
Conveniently, yesterday was the first day of Lent and I really like starting challenges on actual calendar holidays like New Year’s and the first day of spring. It feels celebratory and more official.
Usually people give something up for Lent, but I decided to add something. So for the next 6 weeks, I’m going to do a strength training workout every day. It might be as simple as this 5 minute triathlon toning routine or as challenging as these 16 awesome triathlon exercises, but each day, I’m going to take a small step towards becoming stronger and improving my discipline.
Care to join me?
As always, we have some awesome strength training routines for triathletes on our workout page. But I’m looking forward to trying some of these workouts too:
Killer Hill + Strength Training Workout (multi-tasking!)
That’s a good start, but I need about 20+ more strength training workouts to complete my challenge!
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