Thursday, August 15, 2013
Time flies. July was eaten up by the white-knuckle fight with anger and overtime, but without giving up some pretty important (to me) athletic events. Even though I didn't "train" well, I did them and enjoyed the doing. But I find that I missed the determined, methodical approach to training.
The early part of this month? Has been a joyous release from the OT, and pretty active, just as a supporter. I'm also still building miles for my next committed activity, the Double Half Mary, three weeks away. The plan right now is to do my last double long-and-slow this weekend, then taper with "easy" runs and cross-training leading up to the event days themselves.
Meantime, I've bought my new book, and am starting to digest its wisdom. My next "big" personal goal/dream is to complete an Olympic distance TRI. I haven't picked the race yet, that may wait until November, after the St. Pete women's HM. I'll be doing the Women's HM with my cousin, who is about half my age. Wish me luck!
Yesterday after work, I let myself go swim... 1150 yards in about 38 minutes. They had removed one of the clocks from the pool area, and since I'm pretty much blind without my glasses, I truly do have "approximate" swim times, always. Plus of course the "losing count" issue that can happen when doing laps in a pool. But this converts to 1051 meters, or about 2/3 of the distance I'd have to go in an Olympic TRI. If the cut off point is an hour, this means I will have to keep working on form so I make that cut off. Yes, people who know swimming, I'm a really, really slow swimmer. But I still love to swim.
Here's to doing things we love to stay healthy and active. Here's to nurturing our bodies with the food/fuel that makes it possible. Here's to US... because we are worthy of living our essence.
LIFE is good. Spark on!