Yesterday I taught all day in the 1st grade, then got Kainoa to his swim squad, and finally his dads. After that I felt like the 90% of triathletes that have day jobs and family...I did my swim and run in the late afternoon right into the dark! AND I loved it! I was running in the dark, under stars, with a smile on my face that could light up the street. Woke up this morning to 6am swim squad to do it all again! But today I had off teaching and ran-bike-ran. My key word on the second run was "tough". Mike sent it to me and I said it 78 million times during that short 30 minute second run. No need to be fast or anything fancy, just tough it out.
I'm convinced that life just works better for me when I live life so full like this, because at the end of the day, it's all I have ever wanted out of life. A family, to live out a dream, and to give back (teaching is my giving back). It feels so good, even if I can barely keep my eyes open right now...
My day finished with a nice note for the pocket too. It's the little things. That said, I do indeed have a plan for the remainder of the season. You ready for this? The Halloween run on Halloween (told you it's exciting!). For real though, who can resist the urge to dress up and race down Alii Drive trying to out run the reaper?? Count me in. Then, Novemeber Lavaman Keahou, nothing like a back yard race and something to "tune up" before the big one. Drum roll please.... Ironman Cozumel. I am so excited. It was Arizona, but I decided against an unknown course with a wetsuit. Australia sounded perfect as I LOVED it last year and want to return without a broken foot. seriously that is one of the best races in the world, but the thought of Pinatas ruled over. The timing was right, 10 weeks leaves me with a good block to sit on the island making $$, train without travel, be home with family, then return to a race I've been at 3 other times without a wetsuit. Nice.
My pillows now call, good night!!