Wow this week flew by. Part of that was probably that Monday was a holiday (local holiday- Hawaii has some odd ones) so we spent the whole day at the beach... so that was fun but it meant only 4 days this week to fit in my training and all my work and that was a bit overwhelming. Add to that Moana's class field trip (to the beach) this morning and it cuts my week down to really just 3.5 days and that, my friends, is simply not enough time to do it all. Well, it is enough time I guess b/c I did it all BUT it was not without some loss of sleep and a few more gray hairs.
I know though, right? Poor me I spent too much time at the beach this week. Cry me a river! Or more appropriately, cry me an ocean. This pic was from Monday morning... we went back this morning and it was even nicer. I'm still salty because I have not yet taken a shower (or combed my hair... in 2 days).
So I was up half the night last night with my mind just spinning and whirling and working overtime... lack of sleep is never a good thing but being up much of the night tossing and turning does help one narrow down priorities. I came to the conclusion that I have to cut back somewhere... I'm trying to do too much. So Ironman Canada is in 10 weeks and I want to be ready for that so I will not miss any swim/bike/run... I'd also like to stay married and make sure I'm not neglecting Moana so after 4:00 I go into mommy/wife mode (no training, no computer)... I've also got a whole group of athletes I am working with and that (for the most part) is going really well but only b/c I'm pretty attentive to those folks who take time to communicate with me...
In trying to figure out how/where to trim the fat from my life, I'm thinking it may need to come in the form of reducing my time spent on/with social media for a while. I tried to cut Facebook out for a whole day... managed to do it for most of the day on Wed but checked in really quick in the afternoon only to find out that the whole world was a buzz with this Lance Armstrong news and then I just got totally sucked in reading up on all that... I don't really watch TV or even listen to the radio much so most of my news comes from FB (I know, sad right??)... I am kind of used to being in the know so cutting back on this form of news is going to be tough but I am going to do it... at least until after Canada and then we'll see. I also just cut my athlete roster down by a few athletes... sorry but I can't spend my time being frustrated trying to help those who can't help themselves and/or can't be bothered to communicate with me. (WHY hire a coach if you're not going to communicate with her? That is another blog post...) It was hard yet liberating at the same time... But taking charge of how I want to run by business felt very empowering. I am my own boss so if I'm frustrated with how things are going I have the power to change that. So I am taking steps in that direction and it feels good. :)
Anyway, if you hear less from me over the next couple of months (not my athletes- just in blogland or FB/Twitter), just know that in all likelihood I'm out riding my bike or working with my athletes or playing with my family instead of spending every free second in front of this computer. ;)