Today I discovered, it takes very little to make it through a long day. Most days begin at 5:30 wake up, out the door to 1st grade drop off by 7 (unless 6am swim practice happens), and land home about 4:30 after Kainoa's swim (unless 6pm swim practice happens). Between out the door and in the door, with sport, life, work, motherhood, I've discovered everyday is like a "much easier" Ironman. My emergency bag is also way more fun than a few gels and more socks!
Not that you asked, but Ill show you what was in my bag today and typical of everyday...
1 Salted Magazine (or any book), a must for sitting on the bleachers during kid swim
2 Tiger Balm, something always wants a rub down
3 Emergency Iron, for the days I think I might faint and its happened
4 Papaya money, 9 for $2
6 Markers or pens, I like to write a lot
7 Snacks for me (or Kainoa) and water
With only a few remnants of Ironman around town, I've soaked up every last drop of training company possible. Today was a ride with the UK crew. We took the beautiful, much enjoyed, scenic route up and over the hills and through coffee fields. They enjoyed it more than Queen K and I was just so happy having company...tomorrow they leave and then it really will be back to a quite town...
I've also discovered Instagram takes up roughly 6 minutes of my day! A few seconds here and there, Wendy busting me in full "Instagram action" adds up to 6 good minutes of entertainment more fun than chick magazines and reality TV. Maybe because its a mix of pictures and friends, not sure exactly, but today I really liked it and hope the "hooked" feeling I have wears off soon...