Some Weeks Are Harder Than Others

This week has been hard on me mentally and physically.

Last week was my recovery week with 3 hours and 20 minutes of workouts planned and ironically, I did more, clocking in at 4 hours.

Sunday Suzanne put in my schedule for this week with the added note, “This is a big week.” It scares the crap out of me when I read that in her notes to me. My planned workout time is 6 hours and 50 minutes. It averages out to an hour a day which seems manageable but the reality is this is six days with some of the days have double workouts. Like today–45 minutes of boot camp and 45 minutes of swimming.

On a scale of 1 to 10 the amount I didn’t want to go swimming was about a 19.

There are so many people who do WAY more than I do. I follow them on twitter and read their blogs as they train for triathlons and ironmans, in awe of their two hour bike rides following by a run or a swim. I can’t even imagine ever getting to that point.

So this week I’m taking it one day at a time, slowly crossing off each workout off my list as I do it. It’s Wednesday and I’ve done 4 hours of workouts since Monday. Only 2 hours and 50 minutes to go.

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Sharon DeVellis is a mother, wife and writer who can uncork a wine bottle in less than 10 seconds but buys twist-offs for emergencies. She’s currently in therapy to stop talking about herself in third person.
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3 Responses to Some Weeks Are Harder Than Others

  1. Pingback: Tri Training: I Can Swim! | Adult Essentials

  2. Keith says:

    Never pay attention to what other people are doing. Ever. Never ever. Not in a race, not in training. They’re doing their thing, whatever it might be. Let them. Focus on your thing. Do it the best you can on any given day. That is all.

  3. You already do so much! You shouldn’t be so tough on yourself. I admire you! I am way too lazy to even conceive of doing half of what you do!

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