Swimming and biking and quality weight training are in my future... uhhh I guess it's my present now. This is how I'm planning to stay in shape for the next 6 weeks. I'm signing up for swim lessons at the local YMCA and biking on the stationary bike until I'm ready to head outside. I haven't swam in 17 years!!!! I'm not afraid of water and I think I can swim if I had to but it wouldn't be pretty...but I'm training to become a "tridoll" (ala @junk1600s and @TriMeOn) so I better learn how to do it right. I'll be the 29 year old with the paddle board :)
I'm saving up for this sweet bike!
But in the meantime, I'm going to go to a big box store and just get a generic cruiser to get used to riding outside again. I haven't rode a bike outside since I was 12 (?) so yeah...it's been 17 years since I've done that too.
I know my recovery is only for 6 weeks but I'm planning to really do the right thing and incorporate quality cross training into my fitness plan. And how else will I accomplish my future goal of becoming a triathlete? Gotta start from somewhere!
I do miss running. It was hard to take down the reminder of my next race in my cubicle at work.
I like to post the course map to keep me focused on the distance. You probably can't tell because of my crappy camera, but I also wrote my projected finish time on there too! A hopeful 04:30:00...
And it was a hard reality to face that I will not be adding any more bibs to the "Wall of Inspiration" for the next couple of months...
but it is what it is.