Inspiration in all Forms

I had a swim training session along with a run today.  A not normal swim-run brick.  Not normal because you don't transition from the swim to the run but instead get on the bike after the swim.  With that in mind I knew that switching up the sequence would make for an interesting training session today.

The swim was more different then anything I had ever done.  The warm-up was 3x300 done with 150 free then 150 catch-up, 150 buoy, 150 3-breathe strokes.  Doing a straight 300 can get boring but mixing in the additional drills made it fun.

The 3-breathe stroke swimming was probably the most difficult and I didn't get through all the 300 by doing it, but was able to get to 75 yards straight.  The issue is that I don't relax because I am thinking about getting that next breathe and thus my chest becomes constricted.

After the warm-up I was to do 2 sets of ladders starting at 25 yards and increasing by 25 until 125 and then go back down.  During this portion of the swim I continued to do the 3-stroke breathing and I was able to get to 100 yard before I felt the constriction.  I am thrilled with the fact that I was able to go that far and hopefully I will continue to focus on that and perfect my craft.

Once done with the ladders it was onto 200 buoy and 100 kick.  During my session I met another triathlete in the lane next to me.  Very nice guy (should have gotten his name) who has competed in a few 70.3 Ironman races.  He is racing Longhorn this year and he was a very good swimmer and he gave me inspiration to keep pushing myself.

There were a couple of times when I wound up drafting off of him and you can truly tell the difference then when you are on your own.  At the same time as I met this gentleman another swimmer came into the pool and she was serious.  She had all the paraphenalia.  She shared a lane with me and I would watch her during my breaks and seeing how effortless it was for her gave me some inspiration as well.  Again, at certain times I was able to draft off of her and could see how easy the swim become because of the drafting.

After the swim it was onto a 30 minute run at a 2% incline.  The run started out at a 5.5 and moved up to 7.0.  I did the increases in 5 minute intervals.  I wound up running 3 miles in the 30 minutes.  My inspiration on the run came from the girl next to me.  I saw that she had her speed at 6.4 and I was determined to exceed that even though I had the incline on.  I also thought about the race this weekend and how I wanted to make sure that I pushed myself because during the race I would be pushing myself hard.

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So I found out from LegalZoom that the first three names I chose for my business were not usable so I had to change them out for another set.  I am going with Get Healthy Dallas, LLC as my first choice.  Let's hope that sticks and I can begin the process for getting this under way.

I signed my franchise disclosure forms and faxed them in so I now have a 14 day 'cooling off' period to think about the business and whether or not I want to go forward.  I don't see me turning back now.  I am excited about the prospects and can't wait to start making phone calls for ad space concerning MY company.

On a side note, I found out that an old high school classmate of Karen's submitted a questionnaire to marathong makeover as well.  In speaking with MM it was determined that it was too close of a territory but maybe there were other ways to set up the business.  Some sort of satellite scenario is possible.  I am thinking contractor.  I have spoken with him a few times and he is bright and motivated and that can only help me in the long run.  Let's see how this turns out but I am excited about the prospects.  I have so many thoughts and ideas running through my head for sponsorships and companies and how to get them involved.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the newest endeavor and who knows that it might lead to.
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Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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