Illneesss :( *AchooCoughCough*

Thurs – 2k row, 25k bike, 5k elliptical (practice tri)
Fri – coached swim – 1.5-2k
Mon – 15k bike, 5k elliptical, 10k bike, 1k row, squats/ab wheel etc
Tues – 2k swim, 15k bike

Training has all been a little runnish as of late. I managed to bust my foot up on Mondays run, but Ibprofen, ice and bandage seem to have done the trick and its feeling much better. I do, however, have a mingy cold which has been plaguing me.

I decdied to take a full two days off over the weekend, in the hope of getting better, and I am feeling almost recovered. I’ve totally failed at taking any more than that off, but i’ve been training at a slightly easier pace.

The two ailments combined have culminated to make me feel a little lacking in energy. It’s annoying to feel so motivated, so ready to train hard, but to be basically incapable. To counter the frustration, I found myself making a ‘worship wall’ of all my heroes – featuring mainly Alister Brownlee, Chrissie Wellington and some crazy 98 year old marathoner called Fauja Singh.

I guess when the body gets tired, it needs a rest, even if the mind finds it hard to cope.

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter with a year’s worth of experience as a local hack, and just under two years’ of experience working in the marketing department for a highstreet retailer. I currently work at Cycling Weekly, previous to this I was the editor at Total Women's Cycling. I do a little freelance writing alongside my job, and have written for Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Sussex Sport, Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, the Brighton Argus, Steve Hart Photography and 2LK Design. I blog to record the activities in my life which I don’t want to forget when I’m old and wrinkly (let’s hope the internet never melts down – but it seems safer than a notebook) – to let old friends and family know what I’m up to, and because I enjoy playing with words. I’m always looking for new projects – and you can email me should you ever need someone with an energetic passion for word doodling. Email: michelle.arthurs@gmail.com Twitter: @RideWriteRepeat Instagram: @RideWriteRepeat

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