Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Birthday Challenge- COMPLETE!

So I decided since I can I was going to do a birthday challenge to celebrate my level of fitness going into my 30th year on this planet,Birthday Weekend Challenge. The goal was from the 4th of July to the 8th of July to complete:
30k Running
3hrs of Biking
3hrs of Yoga
3k of Swimming
It figures a weekend I wanted to spend working out like crazy would be in the middle of a NASTY heat wave. A friend sent me some awesome Gluten Free Molasses cookies to fuel the workouts, THANK YOU SO MUCH! They were so yummy!

I wanted to do longer runs but the weather wasn't going to support the plan I had laid out, so I broke it into smaller chunks, 3 or 4 miles at a time. Some of the days I ran twice but the best idea was to run 30 min through midnight on the night of my 30th birthday. We threw on our reflective gear and hit the pavement to finish just after midnight on my actual birthday. Over the weekend I slowly ticked off the kilometers. I only did one open water swim on the weekend- I don't think it was 3k but I was happy to swim in open water and spend some time on the beach.

I had to head out of town on Tuesday and still had 5k left. I was going to say okay I got 25k done not bad- but I decided while I was out of town I would finish the challenge and got the whole 30k DONE!

We headed out for the ride but my saddle didn't really cooperate. I was getting really bad sores and pain so we decided to stop at a little over 2 hours. I think I need to make some adjustments to my bike... but I am happy with it. And I even added a little run off the bike.

The yoga was great. I have been going fairly regularly so doing 2 classes 2 days in a row actually was a nice change and a good challenge. My mom even joined for one of them.  I think the yoga really helped me be able to do all the run miles. 

I am really proud that I got through this and I actually am super surprised how not sore I was. I have to give credit to D for being the best partner in the world. He said to me whatever you want to do for your birthday I will do it and he was with me for all of this! I couldn't ask for a better birthday present than to have a partner to share this with.

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! Happy Birthday!! And congrats on completing the challenge. Way to go!!