Sunday, May 9, 2010

I owe, I owe

Quick week in review before I head out to swim this morning.  My workout week started as you know with the tragic news of my swim coach's passing.  As the week wore on I spoke with more and more people that knew her, people that were not in the same circles at all.  I know the fitness world is small but there were people through work and other sets of friends that knew her or knew of her.  I wonder if she had any idea at all how many people she touched.  She had a blog and I've linked it here, there are pieces of her there, her energy, her positive attitude, good things to take.  

I found myself on and off sad all week, a death of anyone but especially someone so young and vibrant is bound to make you think about your own mortality and where your life's at. 

My workout week was not perfect, due to work and weather I owe two workouts, 1 bike session and 1 run which I will make up this week, that will make this week a tough one but I'm looking forward to it.  This past week I wasn't in the mood to go all out or go hard but I got out there regardless.  On the food front, wow the people at my work at a bunch of junk food eating machines.  Every single day there was something to say no to, donuts and brownies and bagels and a huge chocolate gift basket from our client.  But I said no, I was inspired to say no by a co-worker that has lost 30 pounds in record time, she says no to everything, she has her eye on her goal and that helped me.     

My friend Jackie from the tri-club was in St. Croix last weekend racing 70.3 and won her age slot and qualified for Kona.  That was amazing news, this woman is incredibly inspiring. She invited me for a coffee and I'm looking forward to seeing her.  I am not sure if she'll be at the swim today or not.  I am not sure how many will show up this morning, it's Mother's Day afterall.  

I have one other seekrit thing I'm up to this week and perhaps I'll spill the beans next week, first I'll see how successful I am.  It's definitely going to be one of the toughest things I've ever done.  

Here we go!


Brybrarobry said...

Congrats to your friend Jackie. Major accomplishment.

Pedalman said...

Reaching a goal is amazing, but reaching one in which the journey is tough every day is the most rewarding. Keep that goal in your crosshairs every time you feel challenged and nothing will make you waiver.
It sounds as if this 'seekrit' thing is one that pushes you outside of your comfortable zone. If that's the case, Go For It! You grow more as a person by doing just 1 thing that scares you, than doing 100 things that don't.
Focus, Breathe and Kick some Butt!

She said I need a goal said...

B - I will pass that along. She asked about your race as well (see, I talk about you).

Pedalman - thanks for the words, they are very true.