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Monday, January 17, 2011

Surviving the Weekend...

Some weekends are just not that fun and this was one of them. Not gonna call it a couple bad days but they were not my favorites. Thankfully one of them was loaded with hill repeats to help smash out some frustration. The other one was a run session that unfortunately was not doing the job to smash out anything. However, it was possibly what I needed in the long run, a nice mental practice in "Keep on keepin' on".
I must tell ya, a children's book sort of rescued my lackluster mood. Not sure if you can find a Hawaiiana book off island, if not get it online, it's such a keeper. Now it's Monday and I AM EXCITED to venture into a brand new week!


This has been ocean swimming the past few days (see above). It's been a few days of 8-12 footers, some smaller and others bigger. For the most part the ocean is wild and I'm loving it! It really makes getting to the buoys take a lot longer and of course you wash ashore looking like a drowned rat, however, its perfect conditions if your enjoy a little adventure, or to be seasick.
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After today's swim, (or ocean survival), it was on the bike. This entire week will be "on the bike". I just checked out my schedule and pretty much did that "jaw dropping" look when you sort of wonder if your coach sent you your plan or that of someone who literally has a bike growing out of their @$$. My bike is about to be growing out of my @$$. Thankfully time on the bike is a favorite place to be and in fact, something that I REALLY need to get crackin' on. The only break I'll get from the 2 wheels will be Sunday, that little Maui run. It's going to hurt and I need that too...more hurt. A big week followed by a big run should help toughen up the part of me that has grown soft and the part that needs to work harder when the going gets tough. So... running next to some whales sounds like the perfect place to get punished. There is this theory I totally believe in, it helps a lot on rough days. At the moment something bad is going on there is something good going on in the same instance. If you focus on the bad then you miss the good and the same holds true, if you are focused on the good sometimes we never even notice the bad happening. So..... while my less than stellar weekend was enduring some unwanted moments there was certainly good going on along side it. Kainoa caught his first fish!!

Mile repeats on the run and a big ol' hill are waiting for me in the morning, time to rest easy till then. Aloha ahiahi...

Bree




5 Comments:

Blogger Christi said...

Have a great week Bree!

January 18, 2011 at 3:39 AM

 
Blogger Furacán said...

It's a good theory! always positive.
Have a nice week Bree.

January 18, 2011 at 4:44 AM

 
Blogger Bob Almighty said...

Wow your son is getting so big. Have a goo wekk of training Bree.

January 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM

 
Blogger Lucy Francis said...

well with so much good open water swimming on your door step 1 weekend away form it is not gonna hurt. just an excuse to get on the bike/run like you're doing right now.
you're a "glass half full" kind of girl, always looking on the positive side and that's the best way to look at life.

January 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM

 
Blogger Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Here's to better days!

January 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM

 

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