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My Week in Pictures (2/23)

Hi Friends! Happy March!

^^Loving my Disney Fortune!

This past week went fairly well. I didn’t quite meet up to the goals I set, but I made some progress, so it isn’t all bad!

Well, it started off a little bad. I had a mini-mental lapse on the bike trainer today. I’m so over the cold and snow. I’m so tired of logging my miles in the basement. I started to get really worked up because I felt like there was no point in pedaling to nowhere… but as I kept going (reluctantly) I realized I felt stronger. A lot stronger than I have been. I need to do a new FTP test stat because I think I’m finally ready to bump it up and maybe my workouts are feeling more and more pointless because they aren’t pushing me enough! OR I really suck, but time will tell on that one…

Knock on wood, but things are looking brighter (aka WARMER) next weekend. I think I’ll finally be able to get outside and hit some gravel in Topeka on Sunday. Fingers crossed!

The rest of the week was much better: BodyPump (twice!) and I actually made it to a Spin Class.


My goals for this week were:

1. Go to BodyPump once Check! I went twice actually. I really like BodyPump… despite being so bad at it. I have ZERO upper body strength.. which is why I neEEd to keep going!
2. Ride my bike 3 times during the week. Nope. I did go to spin on Tuesday, but I had mixed feelings about it. Overall, I think the priority goes:

Riding my own bike > Riding the spin bike > Riding NO bike


I did feel awkward on the spin bike. I might go again this week just because I’m LOSING IT riding my bike trainer in the basement so much, but ultimately I don’t know if it really helps my cycling.
3. Finish the book I’m reading: Speaking From Among the Bones Nope. Didn’t touch it.

This week, I’m trying something a little new. A few weeks ago I had the ‘brilliant’ idea of taking the Ironman March challenge the gym at my work is having and putting a twist on it.


Distance Tracking from last year’s challenge

Ironman March is typically a goal to complete the mileage of an Ironman, but spread out over the course of the month: 1.2 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running.

Well, now despite my dream of never having to swim ever again (until Dirty Kanza is over), I’m going to attempt completing the Ironman distance each week of March. So that means I need to figure out where the heck my swimsuit is (I think somewhere in the garage).

So… Goals for this week:

1. 1.2 miles of swimming.

2. 112 miles of bikey (when I ride inside, I equate 1 hour of biking to 15 miles).

3. 26.2 miles of running. I have a marathon in about a month, this should be easy, right? :-\

4. BodyPump 3 times. Yup. I’m getting lofty, so why not?


On the non-fitness side, it was a solid week.

I ate a lot of ramen with drippy eggs and veggies on top.


The ramen is pink because I’m loving Himalayan Salt. I don’t really know the difference, but it definitely adds more flavor than regular salt.


(We buy it at the farmer’s market which is why it comes in a shady little baggy like that).

Paul finished our taxes (YAY!) AND he made me guacamole:


And most exciting of all is that I had to spring for Hulu Plus because I’m finally on season 6 of Parenthood. Wahoo! I can’t believe I’m almost done, yikes!

But it will be just in time for ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ this Friday!


The trailer looks HILARIOUS: “Dancing is about butts now!”

“I wish I was your yellow hat!”

Do I love TV too much? Yes.

What are you binge watching right now? I just assume everyone has Netflix addictions too…

Have a great week!
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7 thoughts on “My Week in Pictures (2/23)

  1. chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    we are totally binge watching “house of cards” and SO glad you’re on season 6 of “parenthood!” i’ve been holding out to watch the season finale for no real reason but that i don’t want it to end!

    best of luck with your goals this week-they sound ambitious but doable for you!

  2. Karen

    I like your “weekly Ironman in March” challenge!! I’m in between [TV] binges because I’m trying to find a good show. I had a pretty good streak of Desperate Housewives + Pretty Little Liars + Gossip Girl, but now I’m in a lull.

    also, I have never heard of pink salt, but I love the “shady little bag” it came in, hahah

    1. calquist@gmail.com Post author

      I have both PLL and GG in my Netflix queue. I tried Desperate Housewives a long time ago and couldn’t get into it, but I’m guessing I just didn’t give it a fair shot since I know so many who loooove it. I’m confident I’ll like PLL because I love pretty much everything on ABC Family, lol.

  3. Karen

    Oh my goodness that fortune, I LOVE IT! You had a great week, awesome job! Currently, I’m attempting to catch up on Scandal! :)

    1. calquist@gmail.com Post author

      I haven’t seen Scandal yet, but I’ve heard SUCH good things. I tend to wait until the series is over so I can binge my heart out, but I might have to pick this one up sooner than later!

  4. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    Oh my, that ramen with egg looks delish!!! I’m not a mushroom fan, but everything else about the dish looks yummy. :)

    I love the idea of challenging yourself to an ironman distance over the course of a month. Such a unique idea! I think you will surprise yourself. I know what you mean about swimming – I would probably never have any desire to swim if it weren’t an important part of triathlon. Oh, and I 100% agree about my bike being > than a spin bike.

    Right now I am binging on House of Cards and Parenthood. Can’t get enough!!

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