During my early college years, I remember being very serious about mediating. I would do it every night before I went to bed. I remember this time with clarity and focus because I took the time to be quite, still and focused on the present.
This being my first Half Ironman, it is crucial that I find the right pace so that I complete the 70.3 miles successfully. With that being said, I am researching and studying up on how to make this race my best race ever.
For this specific adventure, we knew we needed a plan. Thankfully, my husband’s friend, Eric B., had taken the time to put together a great idea on how we were going to trek through the Hoover Wilderness.
I have my headphones on and the music is vibrating in my head. A little voice tells me “you can do this!”
There are three components to the Half Ironman; the swim, bike, and run. I have procrastinated with my training on the bike, and I know why. It scares me.
Getting out into the fresh air and listening to the flowing water works wonders to ease my mind.
My husband and I often hike near Pyramid Lake; every time we go it still takes our breath away. Pyramid Lake is about 35 miles north of Reno and, unlike the more-celebrated Lake Tahoe, is a salty desert lake. Surrounded by far more rock formations than trees, Pyramid Lake is a vast, wide-open body of cool blue water.
The sound of my alarm clock penetrated my ears, I looked over with blurred vision; the clock read: 4:30 a.m.
It feels like I just fell asleep, but it’s time to get up and get going.
I love thinking back on all the hiking and backpacking trips I have lived through. One trip that holds a very special place in my heart was our trip to Durango, CO.
Whenever my family and I are planning to celebrate a birthday or special event, we always strive to do some sort of physical activity paired with relaxation.