Tuesday, 5 July 2016

A new week

They were fit! (yes, in more than one way)
Last Sunday was a bit of an eye-opener for me. For starters, did you know how many good looking cute guys do those Iron Man competitions? And all those different styles of running? Plus all those people who just. want. to. finish!! 

And I stood there all day, handing back their personal belongings. Congratulating them on their achievement. In Norwegian, English, French, German, Dutch. They thanked me for volunteering. They thought it was so good to not having to look for their bag because it was already in their hands. 

I realised that I had been a bit slack. Yes, of course I had the excuses of ear infection and headache, but still, I could have walked! So, I decided that a real effort was needed now. No more dilly-dallying. No more excuses. No more tv instead of the gym. 

This definitely beats the gym
Today I was planning on swimming, but my colleague couldn't make it at the time I could make it. I thought about cycling, but then I saw my friend at work. How about a trip around Visnes? Oh yes please was the answer. 

Which is what we did. To prepare me for my triathlon in August. Fast pace from the get-go, slowing down a bit afterwards, but never stopping, no breaks, no 'I have to catch my breath now'. 

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  1. I'm actually feeling that way in my personal life right now. No more excuses on getting some exercise!!

    You go girl................

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  2. Hari OM
    My very first client when I set up my therapies clinic in Sydney, was a triathlete who entered many Iron Man comps in OZ and was much in need of sports massage! Yup. He was 'fit'... *ahem* He remained a good client and sent many other triaths to me for treatment. It's a fun sport - keep it up gal!!! YAM xx

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    1. I actually commented on it to a woman standing next to me (another volunteer) and she totally agreed on the fact there were worse things to look at in the world!

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  3. Two pictures of beautiful scenery! Lol.

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  4. The pie (several posts back) sounds good, and this event seems to have been very well organized.

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  5. Focus will get you there! The majority just want to finish cuz to finish means you are a winner even if you are the last one!


    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Focus and a lot of training!

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  6. Keep up the good work. You'll get there.

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  7. Mara, Mara, Mara. Hope you can hear me cheering you on in all your work.

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    1. Well, the ear is better, so....

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