On December 23 I drove 34 miles at 5:15am to swim 2,000 yards with my race team. On this day, Dave Murray – guitarist for Iron Maiden turned 59. I am not a fan of British heavy metal music but I am of events that inspire a good headline. This one is truth indeed.
Here they are:
My teammates extraordinaire (plus one not pictured, here) – the best of the best in heart, tenacity and inspired purpose. It’s never easy for me to get up in the 4’s as I call it… but getting to see my own personal Iron Maidens makes me smile each and every time no matter the ungodly hour.
And so it’s a year of such. Lucky me. Two long distance triathlons when I haven’t done even one.
2016, I have you by the fitness horns.
Led by a Coach and an angel, our team will blaze a trail 140.6 miles long and make a difference in the lives of those effected by depression and anxiety. We are finishing the work of a beautiful maiden whose iron will and determination to live her truth and help others remains tattooed on our purpose.
One of the jewels of our training can be a regular yoga and mindfulness practice. I eat this up as a yoga teacher and new triathlete would. I will be serving it by the bucket loads to my team mates. Mostly, I think they are up for it. Just maybe not in the 4’s.
Athletes, do you incorporate yoga in your training?
Yogi’s, do you also love a good swim, bike, or run?
Let’s finish this.