You know the things that happen, the ones that have you missing a workout (insert sick child home from school), the things that have you start practice late or getting out early, the things that happen and sometimes you just don't land on your feet. Anyways, these days happen and a small collection of them sometimes start to make you feel lousy, lazy, out of shape, (common feeling that is usually so not the case for us triathletes, but that's how we feel). FINALLY we get back to routine and well, now the motivation is challenged, maybe discouragement hits, and of course you feel sad because you had a plan mapped out but the map now has a few u-turns and detours. Anyways, it's then that I have to re-read the "love notes".
Okay so how do I deal?? Get back on the horse? Re-spark motivation? Well, I don't really have an answer, I'm in the middle of getting out of my slip ups as we speak. This week has been blah in training. Today I made myself lead all of masters and not let the boy in the lane next to me ever beat me to a wall, (it hurt, I was not in shape to do that, but I gave it my best, it worked enough to fire me up for my bike ride like nobody's business), and tomorrow I am going on the group ride for the first time all season just to get my @$$ kicked, because when you have been in a slip up sometimes the only way out is to have your @$$ kicked out of it... so that's my plan. Humble pie I am ready to eat you till I am outta of my slip ups! YUMMY!
Now to the slippers. The most popular shoe in the state of Hawaii is the slipper (slippahs if you say it like the local boys n' girls). Why in the world am I mentioning this? Because I'm running and kicking my @$$ out of my slip ups remember, so I figure I better tell you all the types of slippers we have on the island (or a few from my closet) that will be worn between the bike shoes and run shoes :)
I call these my "training slippers". KSwiss specials, they go on and off before and after the run shoes go on and off, they go to swim practice with me too...work shoes!!
The best around! Locals are the most affordable and can handle walks on the rocks, usually the last to get stolen from the parties where everyone leaves their shoes at the door, and of course they go with everything...