Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Workout results 7/1

"You've failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot. R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on. English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books. Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs. Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. " Josh Hinds

Happy July 1st!! It is hard to believe that July is here already. This year is flying by! Today was good. I did a strong bike ride this morning followed by some yard work. My legs are sore from this morning already. It was a challenging ride because of several steady inclines where I had to climb while trying to keep my speed high. It definitely gave me a workout!

While riding home I was across from one of the golf courses here and the cars in front of me started to slow down. I noticed that there was a deer trying to cross the road along with her baby! It was so sweet. The little one was too cute covered in white spots. We have allot of deer where we live which is one reason I always bike in daylight. Last month I was riding and there were deer coming out from the trees and running along side the road as I was riding before leaping back into the woods. It was amazing but you have to be very careful watching them, always making sure they do not try and cross the road in front of you.

So that was my exciting ride today! I was going to do a swim today but I need to take care of some things around the house so I will have to make up my swim tomorrow. I just realized that my next triathlon is 11 days from now....I have to keep going strong!

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - done
2. Take all vitamins and supplements - done
3. PT stretches/ foam roller - done
4. Stay within calorie range - done - 1,518 calories consumed
5. Ice my knee - done

Totals for the day -
Time - 77 mins
Calories burned - 1,040

Workout details - Bike- 23.15 miles
Time - 1:17 mins, 18.0 avg mph, 26.5 max mph


Krissa said...

Wow. I love that first paragraph. Very inspiring.

Heather C said...

Hey Jen! I hopped over here from your comment on my blog - congrats on all your success and training!! :) Tri in 11 days?! ah, thats exciting! Good luck with your swim tomorrow!

Marlene said...

That's a great quote!

jamie said...

Hi there! I just found your blog yesterday and I wanted to tell you that you are such an inspiration to me. Keep up the wonderful and hard work you are doing.

Anyway, I love the first paragraph in this post especially. Such great reminders for all of us to keep pushing on!

Josh Hinds said...

I happened to run across this post and wanted to thank you for quoting me in it. More importantly though I wanted to congratulate you on reaching & continuing to work on your goal. You're doing awesome! I think it's particularly cool that you're sharing and encouraging others through your blog.

All the best, Josh Hinds :-)