- Boxes and boxes and blankets and sheets and boxes and medicine balls and boxes and bowls and chimes and oils and lotions and potions... ...I’m exhausted and I’ve only just purchased boxes. Boxes and boxes... • #moving #changeofaddress #breathwork #massage #healing #soundhealing #comingsoon #newaddress #newhorizonsOnward. Upward. Change is coming. Soon. I’m not going far; you can still find me here. • #change #movingon #moving #massage #tampamassage #yogatherapytraining #breathwork #breathworktampabay #takeabalancebreak #soundhealing #meditation #breathworkmeditation #healing #time #timeisonmyside #yin #yinisinFor sale...Tri All 3 Sports Velo Safe II Pro-Series Bike Case. I haven’t raced in years and it’s been in my storage locker. Some airlines just lightened up in their bike fares...anyone traveling soon?Breathwork + Sound Healing. Sunday 2:00-3:30pm $25 • #breathe #justbreathe #breathwork #meditation #breathworkmeditation #heal #beinspired #inspiration #alteredstates #alteredstate #chakrasFight For Air Climb Tampa just announced a discount code for next April’s Climb! Join by June 14 with code ‘earlybird2020’. AND make sure you join team FOLEY! We will be marking our 10th year! #climbtampa #foley #fightforairclimb #ala #americanlungassociation #climbhard #breatheeasy #justbreathe #breathwork #pranayamaJoin me this week! Take a breath; take it easy. • The 9:15-10:30am Pranayama/Yin @Bella Prana Thu 12:15-1:30pm Breathwork Meditation @Bella Prana Thu 7:30-8:30pm Guided Stress Relief Meditation @Bella Prana Sun 2:00-3:30pm Breathwork + Sound Healing @Hot Yoga 365/Clearwater • #breathwork #meditation #breathworkmeditation #justbreathe #yoga #yogatampa #pranayama #yin #yinisin #takeabalancebreak
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Today’s workout plan for SJV (friend, regular training partner, and stairclimb teammate) and me was to run and climb. It was her first day on the stairs and based on my report from last week she was excited to climb; … Continue reading
And here’s the invitation to my party. It’s early, so you’ll have time to shop. Or train. Whatever. Keeping the main thing the main thing: Keep moving, keep exercising, and keep doing things that make me happy. Change it up … Continue reading
Keeping the main thing the main thing: a little exercise, done regularly and properly, goes a long way. Take Scapular Push-Ups. Once you get the alingment right (the same line as when you’re standing, shoulders in the proper place) it’s time … Continue reading
People keep asking about “boot camp” workouts. Some fear them, others have no idea what they are all about. After working in the fitness industry for 29 years (when I got old enough to say there is, yet, another topic) … Continue reading
Well, the day has come and gone, and the 2010 Nautica NYC Triathlon is officially in the books. In many ways it’s not one I’d like to have on record. Let me begin this by saying that the NYC Triathlon is a GREAT race. It’s interesting, unlike some of the “flat and fast” courses we so often encounter. The roads are hilly and bumpy with hairpin turns. The run boasts locals cheering along every step of the mostly shaded course. The swim is cool, refreshing, and wicked fast.
Unless you have a panic attack. Yup, that would be me. We were told in the prerace meeting that if you just put your arms out and floated that it should take 23 minutes (well, one guy did that last year and that’s what happened, anyway). We were told that the water was chilly enough to take your breath away and that we should “burp” our wetsuits as soon as we got in. We were warned of quick current, so to slide into the in-water start and quickly grab the rope so as not to float away. We were warned NOT to touch the bottom as you approached the exit ramp; the silt did not need to be disturbed.
That’s what we were told, which made me quickly walk away from the race expo. I was glad to be staying in mid-tow, away from the throngs of athletes. I was glad to be able to walk for miles, visit good restaurants, and live on a non-triathlon schedule. It’s NYC, and I was there to have an enjoyable time.
What I actually SAW and FELT on race morning was different. Very calm. I watched people get in the water and quickly rush downstream. I saw the “panic stricken” swim towards the sea wall and miss the benefit of the current completely. I saw small waves of folks with lots of room happily floating by. I couldn’t wait.
So I gently slid in the water and grabbed the rope. No adrenaline rush. The 75-ish degree water feld lovely, but I “burped” anyway. I dunked my head and still didn’t get a head freeze. I tasted the water and didn’t….die. I chatted. positioned myself in mid-stream and propped my feet up on the dock so I could get a good push. The horn went off, and I swam. And I was enjoying myself. Yeah, I really love to race and I could hardly wait to conquer this course!
Well, I swam for about 150 yards. Then the panic set in. If you know me you are aware that I’ve had my “issues” with swims. But that is all behind me. I haven’t pulled a big panic in 5 years or more. I have gotten moments of “uncomfortableness” down to 15 seconds or so. But not on this day. It hit big. My arms move quickly, but my legs feel like lead…so they sink. I can’t get horizontal in the water. I pulled immediately to the right (sans current). I breathed so loudly that people on the sea wall spoke to me. I clung to a kayak until my breath regulated, let go, only to have it happen again. I couldn’t see the end, but I figured I was going to make it.
Lessons from the Aqua-Jog down the Hudson:
Panic runs on no man’s schedule. It comes when it wants.
A decade ago a friend and I were training for a marathon together. When we met early one morning she said “So what reindeer games to you have set for us today?”. The name has stuck, and nobody ever really … Continue reading