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weekly workouts | february 11

Introducing… my niece, Finley Kathleen!

finley

My amazing sis and her hubs welcomed her to the world on Valentine’s Day. She’s absolutely perfect, and I am in looooove! Auntie-hood is good 🙂

In training news…

It was all about running this week… six runs for my biggest week in months. I logged a lot of miles on the treadmill at the hotel in Cheyenne, including an inclined interval run. The first minute at 7 percent was great, but the next two minutes – and the following three intervals – I was sucking wind and stopped a couple times to catch my breath. Altitude! And, for Sunday’s long run, Sonia and I ran down super icy Summit to the river and back. A chill run, and I was happy to keep my average heart rate at 141.

Sunday rounded out with my longest swim ever… 3,100 yards! About 45 minutes in and midway through a 200 interval, I nearly hit the wall. Note to self: Eat more than just two pieces of gluten-free toast before an hour run and 75-minute swim!

In non-training news…

I worked most of the week in Wyoming. After landing in Denver Tuesday afternoon, it was all I could do to not ditch work and hit the slopes instead. I’m long overdue for some downhill skiing!

wyoming

And, the bikes were upgraded from the creepy basement where spiders drop down from the ceiling…

bike basement

…to the living room upstairs.

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In heart news… my thyroid test results were perfectly normal – yes! – so that means no more tests and that I’m a-ok. After an anxiety-filled month, this is just… whew.

This week: Week two of Ironman Canada training = done!

Swim 3,100 yards, 1:13
Bike 31.45 miles, 2:11:47
Run 20.63 miles, 3:18:14
Yoga two classes, 90 minutes

Next week: More running and a bike threshold test! And, I have some super exciting news to share! Stay tuned 🙂

Have a wonderful week, friends!

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12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sharlene Klegstad #

    Are you sharing “super excited news” early, with us?
    I don’t know how you do it all-work, exercise, family, friends!
    Mom

    February 18, 2013
    • You already know, Mom! But, I’ll announce on the blog this week 🙂

      Some days I’m not sure, either! There hasn’t been enough down time lately, so gotta work on that.

      February 19, 2013
  2. Carrisa #

    Congratulations Aunt Erin! She’s beautiful!!

    Looks like the workouts are starting to pick-up! Way to get those miles in on the treadmill while traveling!

    February 18, 2013
    • Thank you, Carrisa! She’s a keeper 🙂

      They are! It’s been a fun couple weeks. Hope your running is going well!

      February 19, 2013
  3. Your niece is beautiful and perfect!! Congrats to your sis (and you, for becoming an Aunt 🙂 )

    WOW — what a week of training. Especially with traveling! Nice job!

    February 18, 2013
    • Thanks, lady! She IS perfect 🙂

      Last week was busy, but pretty fun, too! I’m impressed your ran while on your cruise… that’s dedication!

      February 19, 2013
  4. Congratulations! She is so cute!

    February 18, 2013
  5. Candice #

    Congrats on becoming a niece and great week #2 Erin!

    February 18, 2013
    • Thank you, lovely!

      February 19, 2013
  6. so so so happy all the tests are over and your beloved niece is here and safe! hooray!

    February 19, 2013
    • Thanks, Rita 🙂 I can’t tell you how relieved I am.

      And, yay for little baby girls! I am *thrilled* she’s here!

      February 19, 2013

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