Not gonna lie. This has been one crazy ride. Past few week here have flown by! These crazy folks have anywhere between 2 to 4 workouts a day. I’m trying to do my best to keep the fridge stocked and fuel ready. It ain’t cheap either. Gluten free bread is about $12! Wowza! Let’s just say rice cakes have been my best friend instead. That, and corn tortillas.
Our training camp staples. The cheap and the not so cheap.
- Cheap: Plantains the size of your arm, local pineapple (to die for), papaya, coconut water (the cheap local kind), corn flakes, corn tortillas, eggs, peanut butter.
- The not so cheap: larabars, cliff bars, any kind of organic meat or vegetable, almond milk, almond butter, bottled water, and greek yogurts (with the exception of Chobani, which I found on sale. HALLELUJAH!!
I guess paradise does come with a cost. Haha!
Anyway, here’s a little swim video and pictures from today’s ocean swim. A time trial ironman swim. It’s always good to practice open water swimming. Such a huge difference when it comes to endurance versus in the pool. Ya know?
As much as I adore my Sherpa job, I also find myself very eager. Eager to train again, eager to keep up with the “crew,” eager to be fit. It’s hard not to when you are constantly surrounded by endurance junkies. But I am lucky, wait.. scratch that. I am blessed. Blessed to have married a man, a professional athlete, who had been through all those feelings before and can relate. He has felt the high of winning and being fit as can be and he has felt the lowest of lows, being injured and working paycheck to paycheck. Yes, the hubs. One piece of advice for anyone coming back from an injury, illness, etc. … start slow and appreciate the process. It will only make you stronger than before, more mentally than anything.
So here I am, starting off slow, building back my fitness, stronger than before. I maybe not be out there training like I did before, but that’s okay. I don’t need to be. Fitness is a passion that can last a lifetime. Not an all or nothing regime. Well, maybe just in my opinion.
How do you view YOUR fitness these days? Is it still a passion?
I hope so!
Embrace it with arms wide open.