This morning I PEELED myself out of bed at 5:30am.
The question always becomes..how do you stay motivated when training for something?
Answer: My grandma!
The Pink Tri that I am training for..which is November 8th–holy god 2 1/2 weeks away—is raising money for breast cancer research. My Grandma and apparently my great grandmother (didn’t know until today) both had breast cancer. My grandmother had a double mastectomy in the early 80’s and has struggled with intense shoulder pain and limited movement due to the surgery. SHE’S NEVER GIVEN UP!
Last night I wrote her this e-mail..of which promptly made me cry:
also wanted to tell you that I am running a triathlon (swim/bike/run) for you. It’s to raise money for Breast Cancer. I am going to put a sign on my shirt that says ‘For my Grandma Farm, because she never gave up’
I will be running for you. For all the pain you endured and for all the love that you’ve given. It’s Nov 5th..I just wanted you to know.
If my Grandma can do it… I can do it!!!!
I got to the pool, jumped in the SLOW land and got going. I had to do some pep-talk with myself last night because when I am trying new things or in new social sitatuations I always find a way to get out of it. NOT THIS TIME.
The coach gave me some pointers. I didn’t have ANY of the equipment that I needed: paddle board, hand fins, fins, etc. However, I did ONE WHOLE HOUR of swimming. I may have sat out for one lap and I may have been passed. I NEVER GAVE UP!
I really enjoyed swimming. It helped with the tightness in my hamstrings and I look forward to it again on Friday.
I powered up with an AWESOME Choco-tien Green Monster. I’ve been having one every morning.
- 2 1/2 small organic banana
- 1 tb cocoa powder
- 1 tb psyllium husk
- 1 tsp flax seed
- 2 TB protein powder–natural
- 2 1/2 c. spinach
- 1 1/3 c. rice milk
I have recruited TWO new people to join me in my race when I go home to America in 4 1/2 weeks. I’ll let you know later today..any guesses?
What thing in your life have you always wanted to try, but haven’t yet?