Friday: Off Saturday: 35 mile gravel ride Sunday: 40 mile road ride + POOL TIME! Monday: 15 mile mountain bike ride
QOD: I think about what it means to their families to have a loved one gone but also with the knowledge that we are free because of their sacrifice. I don't come from a military family, so I can't imagine how they feel, but I am grateful.
Friday-rest day Saturday-lift Sunday-skate (17 miles with a 1.5 mile sprint at the end) Monday-lift
QOTW-We fly our flag. I dedicate the merit (karma, benefit) from any good deeds to those who gave their lives (it's a Buddhist thing). I contemplate how we can end the cycle of endless war in this country so fewer people die in service in the future.
Fri - walked 1.3 mi, ran 5 mi, did a lifting tutorial and initial assessment at the gym. The good news is, my arms are stronger than expected at my age. Yay for the recent swimming kick! The bad news is, my core and legs are weaker than expected. I am slightly head scratching that, since I keep pretty active, but I have not been lifting consistently, so I guess it makes some sense. I am newly motivated to “lower” all my ages though! Sat - 2 rounds of eight machines for the lifting program, 4.5 mi on the bike Sun - off Mon - ran 10.4 mi
I don’t know that I have a consistent way to honor the dead, but I stopped at a fallen soldier memorial today on my run, and I ran my hand over the names of the locals who died.
Fri - 2.5 mile walk - I hurt my back on Wednesday, so I was taking it easy. Today, a week later I can finally stand up straight. Sat - 60 min Peloton cycle + 3 mile walk Sun - 45min Peloton cycle + walking all day at amusement park Mon - 60 min Peloton tread bootcamp
I talk with my kids about the meaning of Memorial Day, and honoring those who gave their lives.