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My July Motivation (read THEN view)

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Sunday, July 04, 2010


I haven't spent a ton of time each month posting my progress or my plans for the next month. I've read so many others and they inspired me but when I sit down to do this, I end up somewhat frustrated. I don't end up with a list of things that motivate me. It's not that I don't think about my plans. It's not that I don't think about how I am going to get where I want to go. But those reflections and plans are not what motivate me.

What motivates me is my music. Listening to it allows my mind to wander into the future. What motivates me is my mountain. Every day, looking out our windows to the breathtaking beauty makes me grateful for my life. If I wake up sore or unwilling to get much done, one look out the window can often lift that mood to a sense of possibility. When my run takes me along the valley that is framed by this great mountain, I am inspired to think about my journey.

So after seeing that many people begin each month with some kind of reflection of the prior month and a plan for the next month, I decided to do this for me in my own style. With some of my favorite music from PerĂº and some photos of my mountain coupled with a few thoughts and quotes to put some wind in my sails!

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Have a fantastic and SAFE 4th of July.


QUOTE: "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." ~Celia Thaxter

MANTRA: 'Just TRI it" DBH May 2010

TRI-ing: A total of 99 days to train. Today is Day 37. Days til race: 62.
Yesterday's Snapshot: Spin Class, Weight Room, Light Walk

emoticonMUSIC NOTE: This group is called Ensemble Pachamama. The song is called INVENCION. Truly as awe inspiring as the mountain ... It never ever fails to speak to my soul.

July 6, 2010 UPDATE on my training schedule. I did some more good reading on Monday in my TRI book (John Mora's Triathlon 101 book) and realized that my self-created plan was not such a great plan! So, I have adopted a new plan that does not match my video at all. Aren't we lucky to have so many good resources at the tips of our fingers! You can see it here bit.ly/99yYPr
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