Day 2 of Training
Kicking trees, dive rolls into the sand, pull-up competitions, paddle boarding, Kangoo running, Pilates on the beach, Tai Chi, high knee walks through the ocean, dogs pulling people on rollerblades – not really sure who was supposed to be doing all the work here, something I think was supposed to be a sit-up, and an interesting array of over-exposed stretching I really didn’t need to see. It was amazing; I could go on forever.
No need for music on my run, I was purely entertained by the all walks of life I got to see during this hour of pleasure. Yes, pleasure; I ran into a friend afterwards and wanted to know what I was doing tonight. I told him I was going to bed early and I had a 100 mile bike ride tomorrow morning and I want to get an early start. (My god, I sound that that computer animation guy on You-Tube – I am Training for an Ironman.) He replied by telling me I was probably the only person ever who would travel to South Beach to train for five days…he’s probably right. But this is my idea of a good time. This is my escape from the real world, my little vacation from every day life. I get to do what I truly love to do…train.
Tomorrow’s Goal: Swim an easy mile, then head out for a 100 miler ride. I fueled my body at a Colombian restaurant with red beans and rice; and I dare not ask if there was beef stock in the beans. Finding good vegetarian food that is protein rich is hard to find when traveling. I now travel with a jar of my Niyogin PRO (best protein mix ever – love it, tastes great and mixes well). I have my bike loaded and race ready. The route is planned and all I have to do is stop by the local shop to put some air in my tires and I will be off!
(Sun block…must remember sun block)