When life is good, celebrate it

Playing over the bridge

So the weekend was awesome!
Never in my life did I think I would get under an hour 15 for my first half marathon in a long time, off 42hours a week on average as an apprentice builder, 2-3 hours of personal coaching and 6-8hours a week of my own training, let alone Sundays for Maddie and Laura and the odd triathlon camp in Taranaki.
The key…… Its life, don’t take too seriously.
I’m finally accepting being a Dad is awesome, also after a good read on Ben Greenfields ‘beyond training’, forget crap miles, long boring yawn sessions, focus on functional strength, work outs that count and recovery sessions that get you prepped for more intensity again.
My weekly routine has been pretty basic and I’ve stuck to it relentlessly the last 10-12 weeks
am sleep in
pm – duathlon, swim or easy run
Tuesday am – Swim 1hour
Wednesday am-morning jaunt 35-40mins 6-8kkm, PM sweat7 run, tempo work always aiming for a 10k run.
Thursday am swim 2-3k recovery swim
Am Bike or sleep
Saturday am
work or train, if training a good 18-20km of running with efforts up to 10-12km of threshold running
Sunday am sleep in+ church
Afternoon a good 2-3hrs on the bike with a good hour of intensity.
On top of a 42 hour building week which, yes that stuff keeps you strong, kept most of my training cardio, but yes you do need strength work !!!! 2-3x a week if your not a builder balancing on roofs, digging holes, lifting roof frames and bags of concrete in excess of 45-50kgs, then find a way to lift heavy things and as often as you can.
Other than that, find your balance in life and go with it, in my time of moving from Akl to Taupo, yup it was hard but if you focus on hard how can it get better. Stop complaining, stop blaming everybody and anybody for the cards you have been dealt in life and start living with the resources you do have, seek out family and all its treasures and definitely start setting yourself lofty goals to be greater and moving forward, because without a drive and passion for life around you, why get out of bed???
Find your strong and do it today
Ever forward

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