So one of my favorite songs these last few months has been Shakira's Don't Bother. Mostly because of the one line where she says I'm like a cat you see, and it's not my last life at all... That line just resonates with me because time after time this year I've done these crazy workouts that I think just might kill me, but then I bounce back the next day feeling just fine. It's almost creepy.
But then earlier this week I was (sort of) lamenting to Nalani about how I wasn't going to do so well this weekend at the Honolulu Triathlon. (Let's just say that this has not been a recovery week.) Her response? "Cats have claws. Use yours." Have I told you how much I love that girl?
Yes. So this is my new facebook profile picture. I actually put it up this week mostly because I was PMSing. I was really only a raging hormonal bitch for like one day but this picture pretty much summed it up.
I moved on and of course was fine the next day. I've had a couple of super swims this week, solid bike rides, and then I PR'd one of my longer run loops yesterday afternoon, after running 10 miles in the morning. The thought went through my head toward the end of that run that I should probably back off the effort and save it for Sunday... but I felt too good to back it off... so I chose not to. The lure of finishing a 19 mile run day like that was just too great.
So I will have a rather easy day tomorrow and then will race an Olympic Distance race on Sunday morning. I have a couple different race suits I should wear, but I'm pretty sure I'm going with this one.