Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I like Bo.

We are watching the Bo Jackson documentary at the moment, it's making me really thankful for all the great people that have ever come into my life (even if only through News papers and TV).  The inspiration, the motivation, and the wonderful lessons that I have learned from them.  It includes people like my mom too, teachers, and friends that I swim with.  (I just got side tracked, Bo Jacksons thighs are on TV, I sort of want to hug them, they look like tree trunks).  Anyways, Bo Jackson is my hero right now, at this stage of my life.  Of course, I am no Bo, but Bo knows best…

I think when you are truly passionate about something you can't help but want to do it, be part of it, or endure it.  And sometimes you put it aside, waiting for the time to be right, some sort of perfect timing.  That never lasts long for me, waiting to act on something, I believe that if you wait for the time to be right then it will eventually pass you by, if you feel it you better listen to your heart.  Back to my post, I love Bo right now.  He is making me feel like it's okay to be crazily, wildly, passionate about more than one thing at a time.  Like two sports for example.  The problem I am struggling with is outside voices.  "Focus on one, but…".  And I know, certain things in life have to be sacrificed to reach the ultimate goal.  But what about a couple goals at once?

Friday I did my 8hr triathlon day.  Saturday I woke up and raced a 4 mile TT in the boat, because I want to fight for a seat to possibly paddle Molokai.  Sunday I woke up and rode my bike, then did my long run.  I did it all in a single weekend and I loved it all.  It was the best weekend of sports training that I know, in a long time.  Maybe better if I rested Saturday to prepare for Sunday, I know.  Again, I am no Bo, but I am a girl who has known all about Bo since she was a little girl and has found inspiration from him that…sometimes…in life…we can…do more.

This is the life, this is my life.  I am more appreciative everyday for these moments that make my heart feel awake and alive.  I have only one dream that has not happened for me or maybe it did but I failed at it, I am not really sure, whatever the case, I will not let it become two things and so, I am paddling my heart out when I am not running my ass off…

Other than my sport life, gardening is still my sanctuary.  It's better than a glass of wine to me.  More calming than a nap.  And it always makes me get this faithful feeling about life, love, and sport.  You plant a seed, you take care of it, it grows, you reap the reward.  Enough said.  Gardening is good for you.

Alright, that's about it for me.  Tomorrow is a few hours of hills on my bike and a little swim.  Maybe I am starting taper, sounds good to me.  I am looking forward to getting to Canada and have heard reports that it is getting warmer!   I found this picture of Kainoa at Ironman Louisville with me, he may be more excited than me…nah, we call it a tie!  One thing is certain, to have family at a finish line means everything to me.  Good night!



Blogger Lucy Francis said...

I had to google Bo Jackson just to find out who is he :-) but that's the beauty of following your blog, I'm always learning new things, hearing about different people and stuff from another part of the world.
Bree I'm a Libra and I tend to do things in twos and threes. I always have more than one goal on the go and try (but fail a lot) balancing it all so I understand exactly where you coming from.
I also think that ultimately the best word advice is the one that comes from yourself, provided that you have common sense and a well adjusted adult, which you are.
I love the fact that you're discovering a new sport, and is that a dolphin escort I see with you? :-)

July 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Blogger Audrey said...

Hey Bree!!! I think the last time I saw you was when my family was in Kona in 2009! I am SO excited that you are coming to race Whistler! You will LOVE it!! And, I think you will rock the course! I will also be competing and hopefully will see you before you race to give you a big canadian good luck hug!!! Safe travels over, and so happy you will have family with you at the race! I will be cheering hard for you on race day!!

July 16, 2014 at 6:32 PM

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July 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Blogger marian said...

bree, you're halfway there! keep it up for the win!!!

July 27, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Blogger Kathy said...

HOLEEEE SHIT GURL@@@ too excited for exclamation marks! YAYYYYYYY!!!! MUCH better payout than 7th at IMLP, eh?

SO HAPPY for you@!!!

July 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Blogger Eileen said...

Congrats!!! Wow so happy for you!! I so enjoy following your journey... I am just thrilled for you! Rock on girl :)

July 27, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Blogger marian said...

you did it!! so happy for you!

July 27, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Blogger Aryn said...

When I found out that you won today, and what it meant with respect to you going to Kona, my heart soared for you. :) SO many congratulations!!!

July 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM

OpenID triathlonobsession said...

Congrats!! You did it! Happy to see your name atop and know you're gonna race Kona! :)

July 28, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Blogger Julia Jones said...

I went to IM Canada to see how you did...SURPRISE!!!! A huge congratulations Bree! You've worked so hard for so long, this is such a deserved win.

July 28, 2014 at 8:03 AM


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