Saturday, December 13, 2008

Catching Up

I made all the morning Master's practice for the past two weeks! This is a huge deal to me, and if I go back another week I've actually made the past 8 in a row. I know that for a lot of you missing workouts just isn't an option, but sometimes the early morning can be hard for me. I don't always sleep very well (more like I have A LOT of trouble falling asleep) so if I know I'm going to get only 5 hours, I just can't get in the workout and be productive at work. Many people survive off of 5-6 hours, but I'm just not one of them. Luckily, with a little help recently I've been falling asleep better. Not always great and sometimes I still have bad nights, but better than the recent past. It's still only 3 mornings a week, but I have never been that consistent with my swimming. I'm really enjoying it, though.

Last night we went to a Christmas party hosted by Nas - you couldn't swing a small stick without hitting a triathlete, haha. It was fun to catch up with a lot of people and to meet some new ones. We played a white elephant gift exchange and I had no less than 5 great gifts stolen from me!

And this morning Marty ran in a Jingle Bell run at Bond Park. I was going to run it, but decided I didn't want to spend the $25 to just run for fun. So Tassie and I cheered everyone on again - we're getting quite good at this, but it's definitely not something I want to continue doing! The morning was sunny and crisp and while I was waiting for the runners to come out of the woods, standing on a hill, watching kids bundled up in scarfs and mittens roll down the hill, dogs and parents milling around, I just absolutely felt so much goodness and was so happy to be right there at that exact moment.

It might also have been Journey song playing in the background: "Don't stop....believin'!"

1 comment:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Great job on making all the early morning practices Bri! Yet another thing we have in common: sometimes its really really hard for me to fall asleep! And yeah, less than 6 hours is NOT good, nor is it conducive to great practices. It gets frustrating when the lack of sleep or bad sleep happens 3 or 4 (or 5!) nights in a row! So I hear you on that one... :) But YEA for making the swims - that's awesome!