There is a big difference between swimming for pleasure and swimming for sport. I went the first 10 weeks grunting it out in the pool thinking I was really improving. Then, I discovered that my technique wasn’t so hot. I tried changing it to follow some video tutorials (see this post) but it still didn’t feel right. Fortunately, I met a fellow triathlete that suggested … Continue reading I Really Don’t Know How To Swim
It has been a little over a week since I wrote the post, Assessing Relationships Around My Life. I began recording my interactions with poepleto assess how well I really knew them. I am poor at creating communityaround myself and my family. This exercise has taught me about my fears and shortcomings in forming deeper relationships? Lost (or Hiding) In The Crowd On Sunday, we attend a local … Continue reading Deeper Relationships: Working On Personal Development
I cannot believe I am about to finish week 11 of my triathlon training. I anticipated doing this 12 week program leading up to the day of the first triathlon. But when I decided to plan it out I knew I’d be off by a few weeks. I am glad because the swimminghas caused some growing pains. Fortunately, I see notheart attack in my future but that does … Continue reading Heart Attack? No, Dog Attack!
Something we really struggle with in our family is food. There are multiple reasons why this is an issue, of which a few follow. But like finances and exercise, it’s the planning and preparation that remains the daunting factor in our weekly meals. The Issues Begin The first issue is that I am training for a triathlon. This extra tweaking for eating for training may seem easy … Continue reading Struggling To Plan Weekly Meals
I’ve spent a good bit of time talking about other areas of life in my past few posts. Therefore, it’s time to give an update on my triathlon training. This is the last training day of week 10 and I’m ending it with a 5-mile run! The key to all of this work lies directly in the idea of work your plan. Write It Out … Continue reading Plan Your Work. Work Your Plan.
Beginning to work on yourself and your relationships doesn’t seem natural to me. Not that it isn’t natural to the human existence, I just don’t naturally do it. I could blame certain personality traits I exhibit and probably many other excuses. But, that’s just what they are, excuses. It’s time to buckle down and actually spend time assessing relationships around my life. Being The Reason For … Continue reading Assessing Relationships Around My Life
I began writing a blog again about my journey of attempting to participate in a triathlon this year. After writing for a number of weeks, I realized that my passion is overall health and happiness. I read constantly and am challenged in these areas almost every day of my life. Therefore, I will continue to post about my training but will begin writing about the … Continue reading Building A Community Around My Family