This is a busy
weekend in Honolulu. I wasn’t in today’s Honolulu Triathlon, but many of my Try Fitness Hawaii friends were. Yesterday I was in the Wahiawa Pineapple 10k Run. John and I each scored a fresh pineapple. How fun is that?
This morning I joined our Tinman training team, a handful of us, for a bicycle ride out to Hawaii Kai and back to Kahala. Normally, I launch from my Hawaii Kai home to Diamond Head or some other summit like Kamiloiki or Makapu’u, and then back. Today was a ride where I was told to spin in a very low gear and match my pedaling with the leader. Spinning in the wild is frustrating for me. I want to pour it on and get power out of every stroke. But I guess this is the art of motion, the calorie burn, the cardio expenditure, the practice that will help me when
I’m in a real race. I’m learning to be part of a team, how to conserve my energy, how to share an experience.
The climb up to the back of Lunalilo Home Road took a lot of effort. I think I’m getting better at hills. Here are today’s stats. I’m not real impressed with the speed, but I’ll get over it. My heart rate monitor needs a new battery, so there’s no reading for heart rate expenditure today.
These disciplines spill over into my family and professional lives. I believe the effort I make while working out results in my being realistic about my goals, how I relate to others, and how well I can make this body.