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DO Something For YOU

You're single. Be selfish. Race fast.

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The weekend is just about here. What are your plans?
Big ones? Little ones? Whatever it is you decide to do, do it for YOU.

That's my pearl of wisdom of the day. Take it or leave it. There are a lot of obligations, commitments, responsibilities....things we have to do / should do / are expected to do / tell ourselves to do. But seriously? Enough is enough. Throw it all to the wind. Be selfish. I give you permission. If you want to lay in the grass for 3 hours and bask in the glory of 70 degree weather, do it. If you want to watch reruns of friends all night, do it. There is a lot to be said for not only recognizing what makes you happy but then taking action to DO THOSE THINGS!

My weekend will look something like this:

Ready. Set. Go.

LIZ!, laugh as we stumble up stairs carrying boxes, long easy ride, short easy run, wear flip flops, get a massage, take the disc out for a cruise, saturday night!!!, phone date with momma, long-ish run, plan texas race logistics, yoga, brunch with the girls, play in the woods, take pretty pictures, lay in the grass, snuggle, drink iced things because winters gone (for now)....and I suppose whatever else comes up/along and sounds appealing.

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Sooooo.....What are you going to do, for you?

Training @ A New Level:

This month 2013 : 12-14 hours/week
This month 2014 : 18-22 hours/week

Coolest part? I am understanding the rhyme and reason to everything I do.

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There is so much to the science, the numbers, the connective tissue, the data, the power, the recovery, the big picture, the details, the perspective checks....It all just comes together. I love learning new things and being surrounded by such an experienced and deep pool of knowledge. It is pretty fantastic. Thankful for talented friends who are willing to teach, willing to listen and willing to encourage.

Throwback Thoughts:

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Today I spent quite a bit of time reflecting on life at the Olive Farm in Tuscania, Italy. It was such a beautiful lifestyle we stumbled into / pedaled into . Each day was based around the concepts of: Working extremely hard, eating insanely well and enjoy wine by the gallons with good people every night. That is what sticks out the most (aside from the back breaking labor) Meals were Marathons. There was never a hurry when it came to food prep. Scooting out to pick some fresh cilantro from the garden as the olives you harvested the day before were now pressed into olive oil and ready to be spread on hot from the oven bread....it was pure bliss. Anyways. That's all. Just some memories.

Sleep Update:

Not that you care. BUT. It's a pretty big deal. This past week I have gotten sound, real, uninterrupted sleep every single night! Is this what all you normal sleepers have been experiencing your entire life? Because if that is the case I am intensely jealous and am glad to have crossed over to the "other side" at least for now.

Countdown

Nautica South Beach: 9 days

Quote of the Moment

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” - Dr. Seuss

Here's to Peace, Bare-Feet and Moving Outta The Basement,
Aubs

Posted by AubreyJ 15:54 Archived in USA

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