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How to stay motivated when injured?!
-Don't think about what you can't do but about what you can do!
I can walk hands-free thanks to the iWalk-free. I can carry things and can lift weights.
-Be humbled by the limitations an injury can create.
So when you are injury-free you have more respect and admiration for your body!
-Figure out how to improve on your weaknesses!
You know you never want to take time to improve on your weaknesses because it's so difficult to do, but in the end you'll come out stronger.
-Stay relaxed and take one day at a time.
Don't look too far in the future about how long it takes to recover, think about each day as a small step of progress towards your end goal!
What you are used to doing you can always go back to after. Be excited to try something new, something your normal schedule has prevented you from doing. You need to accept change in order to grow.
-Surround yourself by inspiring people.
Look around for other motivated individuals their motivation can rub off on you.
The donut may taste good now but later it's going to make you feel crappy. Immediate satisfaction will not last, healthy foods make you feel better in the long run, trust me its worth it. You like a challenge.... embrace the challenge to fuel your body with healthy foods. Diets are always a challenge and tend to never last... make this change a lifestyle adjustment. Healthy foods also help repair the insides, help aid in the healing process and reduce inflammation.
-Plan a Comeback!
Create a recovery schedule and post recovery training plan to keep you focused. Make sure the plan is not too aggressive, you don't want to prolong the comeback. Be patience, but excited to return to normal activity. Schedule an event that you will be healthy for and set some personal goals for it.
Nothing wrong with buying a new workout item to keep you smiling!
LIVE FIT.LOVE FIT. BE FIT & HEALTHY
RECOVERY I cant stress it more!!!!!!
So many people including myself once, feel that if we are not working out we are getting out of shape! If we are not working out at a high intensity we are not getting stronger!! WRONG!!!! Your body needs to rebuild after you broke it down! Take time to heal those battle wounds, rest those joints, rebuild muscle tissue and refuel for the next session!
Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Your after exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and sports performance and allows you to train much more effectively. Unfortunately, most people don't have an after exercise recovery plan. Here are some tips to get your post-workout plans on track.
"In every race there is a crucial moment when the body wants to quit. Then it needs imagination and mental tenacity to survive the crisis. Otherwise the penalty is defeat." --Derek Ibbotson
Well, friends...it was a valiant effort. We went in to the Surf City Half with all we had. I got a good night's sleep and was up and at 'em super early at 4:30am, took my ginger juice shot, caffed up and grabbed Adri--my favorite training partner--and we were off!
I was feeling strong and pacing 7:05 at the 3 mile and 7:25 at the 8.2 mile mark, but I'll be honest: at about mile 7, I started to hurt. Like ouch. And even though she was super careful with it the week before Adri's injured foot started to give after mile 5. It was a perfect reminder to me that no matter how many times I compete, how many races I run, how many classes I teach or people I train, if my base training isn't up and I'm not increasing distance aggressively in those training runs, my body gets mad at me. Lesson learned. So I'm tweaking my base training for the Bayshore 70.4 and the Oceanside Ford Ironman for sure.
I crossed the finish at 1:45:07...3 minutes below my PR and 6 minutes below my Surf City goal. Our worthy adversaries Team BJ ran a fast, clean race beating us to the finish and a bet's a bet: Adri and I will be slinging beers and tater tots at them at Riley's. Date TBD. Boo!
Next up this month is Race on the Base in Los Alamitos, then Bayshore 70.4. Onward and upward!
I'm starting my training for Bayshore 70.4 and the Oceanside Ford Ironman and spend a lot of time riding this trail. This is horrendous...I'm reposting from a friend. Please be safe, aware, ride in groups and spread the word:
There's been a few bike jackings and beatings along the Santa Ana River Trail in the past few days. There was one back in October which happened at 6:30 pm, between McFadden and 1st Street. The rider was jumped & knocked down by one guy while three others took his bike & belongings and beat him. Things went quiet for awhile. Then last Monday night at 7:15 pm, a UPS driver who commutes from Huntington Beach to Anaheim was jumped in the same location. Three guys, same method. One tackled him while two others took his bike and belongings. Then on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm, a rider was knocked down by three guys at the 1st undercrossing. He was beaten and robbed of his bike, iPhone, and gear bag. His bike was a brand new Trek Madone. It seems these bastards use a spotter to ID expensive bikes and call ahead to tip off their buddies.
News of this is being covered on different bike forums. Please spread the word to people you know that ride the riverbed. This is so scary.
I started my 2012 with 6 races already on the calendar for the year. I’m a goal setter and I love to always be in training for something specific, so having these to look forward to keeps me personally motivated and inspired to train and inspire. Yahoo!
My first race of the year is tomorrow, Sunday, February 5th: Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach. It’s a beautiful course right along the Pacific Ocean and we have such a fun group of newbies and marathon vets from TRIBE and Team Hardbody pumped and ready to go. We started training last October 1st and kicked it in to high gear after the holidays refining our diets and combining CrossFit with sprints and distance runs. I’m stoked to start the season and I’m always gearing up for competition. There’s always something to beat: my personal best overall time; my 7:40/mile pace; my partner in training crime, Adri. But the gauntlet got thrown for Surf City! This Half, there’s even more on the line...
It’s a race within the race! Adri and me vs. Team BJ! We’re in a race for our lives (ok, fine…just our pride!) against BroMan and Jam, two athletes and worthy adversaries. The team with the lowest combined time wins. If Team BJ beats us, Adri and I have to sling beers and bus tables in t-shirts of shame at Riley’s, our favorite post-race place to hydrate. Or when we beat BroMan and Jam, they have to do my spin class at The Belmont. Sitting front and center. In nothing but PINK SPEEDOS (ok, fine…we’ll let them wear spin shoes, too. Safety first!) and a cloud of defeat. Poor Team BJ. I hope they don’t have any embarrassing tan lines.
So, tonight we’ll carb up and hydrate at a Surf City Carb Party with chicken, veggies, fruit and Pedialyte. We're going to get lots of sleep. And tomorrow we run, we dominate, and toast our victory at the finish with mimosas and Jell-o shots! Wish us luck.