Doing only one type of exercise gets boring. Both for my brain and my muscles. So today, to counteract taking the last couple finals of my week (only 2 left), I did something fun.
(Besides eating these awesome overnight oats.)
Overnight mix: 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup yogurt, 4 oz. milk. Topped in the morning with strawbs and bananas.
So, something fun.
I built in my own triathlon. Let's clarify, I'm not a triathlete really, and I'll save my swimming background for a different post, but I own a bike now, and as a student I get free access to the university pool, so sometimes I think I ought to take advantage of that.
I realized with the bike commute and morning run, I could swim after my finals and make it a triathlete day, so I looked up distances for a sprint triathlon:
Swim: 750 m (0.47 miles, 15 laps in 25 m pool)
Run: 5k (3.1 miles)
Bike: 20k (12.4 miles)
I added a few miles to my bike commute to make the distance, and I didn't do it all in a row, which made it pretty manageable. My day looked like this (sorry for the cell pics - I don't try to carry my camera on the bike with everything else):
5 am: Run my 5k loop, about 30 mins.
6:30 am: Bike commute - 3.5 miles
8:30 am: Finals - Preventative Medicine and Biochemistry
9:30 am: Swim 1500 meters, about 40 mins.
(I doubled the race distance, 750 crawl without stopping, then 750 of drills and other strokes.)
Fancy hair. Adorable google lines. I heart swimming.
11 am: Bike commute to lunch - 2 miles
Zipped up and hauled on the bike.
11:45 am: Seis de Mayo lunch with friends! I got a veggie burrito.
1 pm: Bike home with some extra mileage - 7 miles
I'm a little tired, but running very high on endorphins, and that's a lovely way to end a long week of finals.
And so, this calls for a big dinner. I actually don't know what I'm going to cook, but it's going to be awesome.