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Take a Deep Breath


JFK with roof rolled back

JFK with roof rolled back

Okay new season of training begins. I think I’m going to sign up for the New Jersey State Triathlon in July 2015. Don’t tell anybody but I think so. So I have to be serious from now on.

On the Black Triathlete’s Facebook page I saw mention of the website SwimSmooth.com. and visited it. It’s a nice site breaking down all the parts of a triathlon. I am concentrating on the swim. Lesson one for me is breathing. Am I breathing out the entire time my head is in the water? Or am I like many swimmers holding my breath?

This week I am working on the breathing part. It’s worth looking at even if you are an experienced swimmer. Blow bubbles exhaling unless you are turning your head to breath. I bi-lateral breathe every third stroke but yesterday I tried every five and seven breaths. Interesting.

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Do You Ever Feel Like You’re Moving and Not Going Anywhere?


Do you ever have those days when you think you need to be doing something and you’re not doing it? I started out the day like I had planned, Curves then the pool. Did some school work and now I’m getting ready to leave for the evening class I teach. I just have that feeling like I need to do more. My natural reaction is to make big ones out of little ones and I have some unfinished business that I need to complete by Wednesday. I know that I will get it done but I feel like a cartoon character with an anvil in a bubble over my head. Hmm, breathe. One thing at a time.

The desire to do it all at once isn’t good or productive. Pace yourself and usually you get it all done. If you don’t, there’s always tomorrow!