Thursday, May 28, 2009

Buoy Swim Thursday...

Audrey, my lovely Lifesport team mate is here from Canada. Our coaches gave us a "Thursday Buoy Swim". It's short and sweet for race week. To make it even more fun we gathered up some Kona locals to play with us...

JUST in case you need a Thursday swim set for race week, we are lending you ours. It's short enough to not poop you out, long enough to help loosen you up, and just the right amount of speed to fire up the engine and let the body know a race is coming. If you can gather some friends it's fun getting in some drafting practice and pre-race commotion fun too!

Warm up: 5 min. easy swim (or to buoy 6)
12x50 as DPS/race pace (from one buoy to the next), 20 rest
4x 25hard/25easy (turn over, holding water practice).
Cool down: 5 min. easy (back to shore)

In other news... I just hung up with Delta. To everyone that was so kind and giving, he says mahalo! He is so positive it's hard not to smile talking to him. He said he has made the choice to only listen to the positive things and ignore the negative ones the doctors and others say. It's working!

When he was diagnosed he was given 3weeks. He has now survived 4 months! Only 2 people in Hawaii and less than 100 in the US have survived 4th stage small oat cell cancer of the lungs. I'm pretty sure it's because of his attitude!! This week he silenced the doctors who thought he would never walk again as he took 30 steps!

Almost show time and cheers to another 30 steps!!!



Blogger Sarah said...

Hey Girls! Give my girl Audrey a big kiss for me! All the way from Canada!!! GO GET EM GIRLS!

May 28, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Blogger MaryMaryMyers said...

Wow, way to go Delta, what a champion- God bless you! And God bless you for being the friend you are Bree, you are the epitome of true goodness.

May 28, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Blogger Missy said...

Thinking of Delta, race hard for him;)

Great pix! Thank you so very much for not taking yourself to seriously (see picture #1). Whenever I cheer at IM events I have one goal - to make the pros (men especially) crack a smile while they're on the bike. I'm usually successful!

May 28, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Blogger Adrienne said...

It's so great that you are racing for Delta. Your spirit helps him to take those steps, I'm sure! When it gets tough out there on Sunday remember those steps he took to keep you trucking farther and faster - like you say, because you can!

May 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Blogger t-odd said...

Good luck this weekend - it's a big race weekend for a lot of people (me included - marathon.) It's great you are racing for someone as special as Delta. Cancer sucks! I know, it took my dad 10 years ago. Can't wait to hear how it all shakes out. I will be tracking you so go fast, I am not very patient (ha).

May 28, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Blogger I'm still Jenny From The Block said...

Hey Bree! I moved my site when I moved back to the USA so I'm no longer Jen in Budapest. :) Well, wish me a good race this Sunday! Doing a Sprint Triathlon in Auburn, CA. :)


May 28, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Blogger Jenna said...

His positive attitude will get him further than anyone can imagine. Last August my dad broke his neck in a car accident (he was actually internally decapitated) his injuries were SEVERE. He was not suppose to survive. But he did. Then, he was not suppose to be able to walk, feed himself, use the loo, have control over bladder and bowels... or to live independently... less than a year after this horrific injury he is walking unassisted, back at work part time, inspiring everyone he meets, BBQing, socializing with friends and getting ON with the business of living. You tell Delta that Canada is sending him a shit load of love and good vibes and that his positive mindset will help him in so many ways.... My Dad is the second person to survive this type of accident that I know if in this city. SO to hell with the odds... :)

May 28, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Blogger Go Gammie said...

Have a great race Bree!!! Glad to see you out swimming with someone from my neighbour hood!! Well, sort of neighbourhood :)
Enjoy being with some of your team mates in the next while.

May 28, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Blogger D said...

Jenna already passed on my whole country's well wishes so I'll move on.

Those bikini bottoms are hawt and have an awesome weekend! :)

May 28, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Blogger Dave Jewell said...


Thanks for the double. Two heroes in one week is hard to come by but you've done it. Delta, keep proving them wrong. Bree go Fast!


May 28, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Blogger rr said...

Have fun out there.. and so glad to hear your friend Delta is doing well!!

May 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Blogger ADC said...

Delta is such an inspiration for all of us. And so are you Bree. Have a great race.

May 28, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Blogger The Lazy Triathlete said...

Good luck this weekend Bree!!! Racing is about having fun!!!!

I may not have told you this but, I lost my mother to the same nasty disease that Delta has. It does come on fast and hard and wrecks the body. However, she stayed positive and last much longer than the doctors said. Positive thoughts have a great power!!! Keep at it Delta.

May 29, 2009 at 1:10 AM

Blogger Sherry Lynn said...

Fun swim!

Delta... amazing! Please contunie to share his story with us.

Rock it this weekend! Have a BLAST!!!!

May 29, 2009 at 3:43 AM

Blogger Jill Costantino said...

Cheers to that! GO Delta Go!!!

Have a fun race weekend - oooh I so want to do that race next year!!!

May 29, 2009 at 4:05 AM

Blogger Bruce Stewart (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

I hope Delta can be one of the exceptions to the trend. Miracles occasionally do happen. He should not be robbed of his life.
All the best on Saturday. Don't know if I will get any coverage of the race but anyway I will probably sleep through much of it so staying up to watch it will be a challenge.

May 29, 2009 at 4:40 AM

Blogger Oscarjet said...

Bonitas fotos bajo en agua ! que camara es??!!!! yo quiero una !
Un abrazo !!

May 29, 2009 at 6:16 AM

Blogger Oscarjet said...

Ya te he visto en la lista de participantes del 70.3 en tu casa !!!! no me has dicho nada !!!
Mucha suerte , y diviertete mucho !
Espero tu cronica y fotos !!
que alegria seguir un 70.3 tuyo para divertirme y aprender !
have a nice race!

May 29, 2009 at 7:20 AM

Blogger Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

That's amazing news!

May 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Blogger CoachLiz said...

Good luck this weekend and wear that FBI gear proud. When you do a race for someone else, you end up breaking out of your box or comfort zone. Be prepared for some amazing things this weekend. Triathlon is hard but Chemo is harder. Best wishes to you and to Delta for more sunny island days.

May 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Blogger Mel said...

Bree...have so much fun this weekend...I know you will tear it up out there...and will Look HOT sporting your FBI stuff...which will be well reprsented...put your heart/soul and your smile into it sista:)

Oh Yippiee on the clothing...take your hurry (I can pay too you know) hugs ur the best!!

May 29, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Blogger themagicisback said...

Go get um' tomorrow BREE! FBI!

May 29, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Blogger bart said...

good luck Bree. Remember you're a natural, so give it a good go without thinking too much.

May 30, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Blogger Speed Racer said...

Forget the swim set, can I just borrow the locale? Speaking of which, I'm going to see you here in New England next week, aren't I? Will you give me a little wave before you crush me like an ant?

Good luck this weekend!

May 30, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Blogger Shawn and Tracy said...

You make me want to go for an open water swim :-) Maybe next weekend! hmmmm

May 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM


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