Riding with Chet the Jet

Today was a different kind of ride for me. In Honolulu there is a road call Lagoon Drive, which is a nice flat stretch to the edge of Honolulu International Airport. I love the area. I love watching the jets take off, I love seeing the little crop dusters, helicopters and props that tool about while the big passenger and cargo jets taxi by. My ultimate thrill is watching the fighters take off. Being a former USAF airman, these aircraft are near and dear to my heart. I got to fly in a few of them, too!

But today I drove over there with my bicycle and joined Chet Blanton for a tiny sliver of his Double Decca, which is an Ironman times 20. Imagine being a person capable of a 48-mile swim, a 2,240-mile bicycle and a 524-mile run? Imagine doing that in 28 days. Chet’s goal is to complete it with his big finish at the Honolulu Marathon.

I can only imagine. I may be able to get back into swimming, I definitely have gotten into my bicycling, but I’m not sure I’ll ever run again. Do people walk that portion of triathlons? Because if they do, then maybe I could give it a shot. Maybe my swimming and bicycling could make up for that loss of time.

Here’s my workout for today:

Untitled by lavagal at Garmin Connect – Details.

What do you know about yourself and your capabilities? Do you talk yourself out of being great? Try changing that. Try talking yourself into being amazing. Why expect anyone else to do that for you?

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

1 comment

  1. Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. You’re so right….I’m sure I get in my own way a lot more than I should.

    Speaking of being great….I know that it would be mega great if I could get over to Hawaii and do some riding with you one of these days. I’m going to make that happen.


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