I have to admit to being in a funk lately in terms of blogging. I don't really feel like I have anything important to say. Tonight though, I am inspired by two separate things.
As it's Wednesday night, it was an Organ Grinder's workout. Many of these athletes have signed up for some sort of track run in the July Games. That means sprint work. Tonight we did the following:
5 x 40 meters
4 x 60 meters
3 x 100 meters
That may not sound like a lot to those of you who are used to regular sprint work, but to a group that has had double lung and heart transplants, this was a workout. They pushed hard!! Check out this CBC news clip that was shown last week. http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/organ-grinders-organ-recipients-work-together-to-stay-fit-1.1823094
Here they are pushing their limits and trying out yoga for the very first time. (also last week)
Every Wednesday they show up and do the workouts. And every week they commit to working out at home...which we all know can be hard at the best of times. I cannot wait to see how they compete in July with the leaps and bounds that they have shown in just 5 short weeks!!! Each and every one of these individuals have faced death....yes death...when walking to the kitchen felt like a marathon to them...and now they push their limits and live every day to the fullest!!!
The second person to inspire me tonight is a local gal named Erin. I met Erin a few years ago through Heather and am in awe whenever I see her running. Before I met her...she was the 'fast girl on the trail' to me. She'd wiz by barely breathing hard. Well....this weekend, Erin won the women's 1/2 marathon in our Bluenose Marathon Weekend. This gal ran a 1:20 1/2, beating her own record of 1:21 last year....and she does it effortlessly!
I would love to follow her for one week and watch her train!!! I can guarantee that she doesn't eat chocolate bars at 10am, and then a tea and donut at 2pm....true story...happened Monday!!! Speaking of which, my fitness and nutrition course is on track...with my next chapter on nutrition and meal planning. I bet I won't find chocolate bars and donuts in the 150 pages that I need to read!
My sprint triathlon is less than 2 weeks away. I have no idea what to expect and am literally only aiming for a finish. I know I can run 5k, I know I can swim the 750m (although slow), and all I need to do is get through the 20km bike. I have the ability...and when I am out there struggling mentally, I am going to think of these athletes and remember the strength and determination that they show each time they show up! They will pull me through when I want to quit!
What inspires you??