What’s a recovery day look like for me? I love cycling and mountain biking, but they aren’t included on my Crossfit Endurance or 100 mile ultra-marathon training plan. The bike has become my go to recovery workout because it’s zero impact (as long as I don’t fall), it still works your aerobic and anaerobic systems without putting a big strain your muscles, bones, and tendons, and lastly because I love riding with a group. Without the bike I would go crazy on non-running days, I already struggle enough when I restrain myself to working out only one time a day on the recovery day.
Mountain Biking and Swimming, two sports I’m not good at. Mountain Biking has been a blast but there is a hole dark side to trusting your bike and skills to not send you over the handle bars. Swimming…yea, not much to say about that, technique, technique, technique.
I’ve learned that I’m a very egotistical person, something that I’m working on, but that comes out when my attitude turns sour. I have accomplished so much running-wise and fitness-wise. I’m very proud of my accomplishments because of where I come from and how I used to be made fun of. I have struggle with the “I’m going to prove you wrong” syndrome. Back when co-workers would say, “You’re training for a marathon, but you’re two mile time is only 14:30. My response, because it’s work, is to ask what they’re 50 mile time is.
Disclaimer: I don’t have many negative posts, but I needed to write this one. Crossfitters, this is my first box experience, but it is still my first impression. I love Crossfit as a program and will continue to use it in my 100 mile ultra training.
Recently, I quit/got kicked out of my local Crossfit box. This happened because the owner (my old coach) saw a statement I posted in a Facebook Group.
I haven’t had the chance to post much lately. Yes, its my fault but I figured since I had a few minutes I would update any of my readers
I recently moved positions in my unit. Love my new job but it requires more of my time and more focus. My coach upped my training program by quite a bit, which I’ve liked thus far and don’t feel that I’m over training. I was able to ride a mountain bike two Sundays ago and loved it. Now, I just have to convince my fiance that I should be able to buy one. I feel like I don’t have too much to talk about but that I should be able to get back to posting a bit more often as I get my schedule locked in
This is my 23rd interview for my blog. Heather and I have been Twitter friends for awhile. She is a fellow Fitfluential Ambassador. She’s an athlete and coach fueled by a mostly plant-based diet. She’s the writer behind Better With Veggies, where she shares her ramblings about food, fitness, and life. You can also find her on twitter, facebook, and instagram.
She has done one Ironman (13:53:14), 50km (5:11:31), and eight marathons (3:55:11 PR). Her half-marathon PR is 1:50:56, 10k PR is 48:40, and 5k PR is 23:33.
She runs in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Here’s Heather: