I'm sorry I am late in posting my pictures from my cross training workout. Tom and I did the following exercises for 1 minute, with a 10 second rest in between x 3 sets.
Our arms were super sore afterwards...like jello when trying to type sore. We will do a repeat every Sunday from now on when the weather permits. :-) I think we'll have some more participants next week which will make it super fun.
Monday brought a very difficult decision for me. My baby girl has been getting worse over the last month in terms of losing weight and a facial abscess. After 16 years and being a constant companion to me, I had to do the unthinkable and send her to kitty heaven. The vet agreed it was for the best, but it was so difficult. We all know the unconditional love that are pets give to us and if I could have kept her around forever I would have! I know she is running up curtains and trees with a new lease on life! xoxox
What do we do when we have had a hard time? WE RUN!!! So that is what I did. On Tuesday, it was beautiful here and I took my running clothes to work for a run at lunch. It was exactly what I needed. Then when I got home, I did another run with the group...and it cleared my mind again.
Tonight was week #2 of training with the Organ Grinders (the transplant athletes). Each week, these individuals inspire me. I cannot even begin to imagine how it feels to have your chest ripped open to replace a heart or lungs. They face struggles that we cannot even imagine. Many are on extra vitamins and constantly need to be aware of any germs that might be present. Tonight I learnt that when you have a heart transplant, the nerves do not get connected back to it like before the surgery. This causes your body/brain to be slow in recognizing when you have pushed yourself to hard in physical exercise. As an athlete, they need to recognize their limits and let us know! I was speaking to them tonight as my mantra appeared in Canadian Running magazine and I asked them what theirs were.
|Mine is there on the left hand side near the bottom. I didn't even realize|
it until J text me and asked why I hadn't mentioned it. LOL
I know I haven't mentioned my triathlon training recently and that's because I honestly have not hit the pool or the bike recently. Time seems to be flying by. I need to make a concentrated effort to get back into the groove. Yes my goal is to simply finish on June 1st, but I need to know I did some training for it and didn't give up! I will not give up!!!
I hope each of you has pushed yourself this month and are meeting the goals you set for yourself! If not, there is still time to push your limits...it only takes a second to take that chance!!!