13.12.2010 - 21.12.2010 20 °F
I used to lose track of days.
Recently I feel like I am losing track of weeks.
Select highlights of the past week:
Dynamic Training - Multisport Coaching. Was able to do a run session with Martha Grinell. It was so valuable. I had never seen myself run before, so having the opportunity to look video, in slow motion, and see what I was doing and critique everything (with a 5 time member of the US professional world championship team) was incredible. The session really helped give me some things to think about while I run - it was a big boost of re-focus.
I am settled into the new apartment. (wonderful sigh of happiness goes here)
Spent Friday night in Boston with JW - then on Saturday at 6:30 we were joined by a whole flock of her sorority alum. In two cars we set out for NYC.
What a day. It was a total blast to be in the city, away from MA for a bit, with a bunch of fun ladies - but oh man, I am soooo done with NY for a good long time. I think Saks Fifth Avenue really ruined it for me. Walking up floor after floor of over-priced, 'designer labeled' shoes, bags, dresses, fragrances.....was just too much. After making it through the first floor my eyes were stinging and I had no sense of smell left. By floor number 3 I became really good at locating the 'man couch corner' and plopping down with the miserable dudes who were weighed down with bags, purses and frowns. I just don't understand how someone could pay $1500 for a pair of brand name boots....but then again, I understand how a pair of ZIPP racing wheels could be worth more than that. I guess we all have our own perspectives, priorities and passions.
Food for thought:
-You can only go out with the expectation of yourself to give your very best for that day. No two races, venues, opponents, or training sessions are alike. All you can do is to pour out whatever your maximum effort for that day may be. The rest will fall into place.
-Quality over quantity for training miles, yards & hours. This is going to help bring a refocus to my bike training. Do what you do with purpose (a good life lesson) Every ride, run, or lap should have a clear and distinct goal.
-The top five finishers overall at age group nationals will be awarded their elite licenses. (If finish time is within 8% of first place). YUP.
Quote of the Day:
"Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far.....Shine on you crazy diamond"
Here's to Peace, Week #4 and Spinach Salad,