Training is Humility

Pineapple Run, before.
Kim and me before the run.
One of the bigger hills between stands of eucalyptus. Smelled so good.

This is a busy

John and our twin pineapples.

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

Me, after. Next week? Hibiscus 13.1.

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.

Here are yesterday’s stats from the Pineapple Run. Out of 42 women in my age group, I came in 24th. There are a lot of hills in Wahiawa. I did alright. Results.

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.

Author: lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language 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.

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