I have been finding inspiration in so many places these past few weeks. I've been working HARD in training and I'm days away from tapering. I am so ready. There are big and little moments in every day that keep me moving.

PPD B2B: Nothing is more exciting than watching others race. Last Saturday, I watched as one of my ALLSTAR athletes finished her first 140.6. I cheered on two training buddies doing their first full distance (Alecia and Ty - you are amazing!) I watched another friend race his second full in under 10 hours. I cheered on almost 20 tri-clubbers and friends in the half iron and was there to watch the very last two women in the IRONMAN pass through the last mile marker at about 11:50pm on Saturday night. All of that got me FIRED UP!

AllStar Athlete: Kristen Sheldon

AllStar Athlete: Kristen Sheldon

MUSIC: I've mentioned my playlists before, but it's fun this time of year when things pop up on the radio that you haven't heard in ages but are timely and motivating. This is my new favorite. I like the lyrics:

Game. Set. Match.
It's time to put it in your past.
Feel the winter leavin'.
It's redemption season!
Long live the young at heart (Here we are)
Cheers to a brand new start (Here we are)
We're revived and breathing
To live a life of freedom

MY ONE WORD: I've been carrying my one word 2015 with me everywhere. And, it's been popping up everywhere. My word is RUAH. Ruah is the Hebrew for spirit. It is considered the Holy Spirit.  The breath of God. The word itself hasn't been showing up - although I carry this small shell in my bento box on my bike:

Breathe.

Breathe.

But, the words SPIRIT, BREATH & BREATHE have been popping up all over the place. Reminders of a fighting spirit, a gentle spirit, a kind spirit and a Holy Spirit in me. Reminders to breathe before I jump in the pool, to breathe in the sunshine on the bike and to breathe in salty air on the run. I'm sure this is the word that will be written on my arm on race day.

 

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