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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An Emotional Day

When Dianna Nyad got out of the ocean after her successful swim  from Cuba to Key West,  on her 5th attempt, she said the following: "  I have three messages. One is we should never, ever  give  up.  Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams.  Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team." I look at this message every day.  It is taped to my computer monitor screen,

And so it was that I took a half a day off so I could ride my bike outdoors.  But I was so sore  from yesterday's work out that I dared not press my luck.  I determined to ride indoors with Troy Jacobson.  Many of you know he is my virtual boyfriend.......

......but  you would never know it  by my yelling at him this morning as I did his Warrior Training DVD.  More and more long tough intervals pushing the hard gears for 20 minutes at a time.   URGH!  I usually  have the sound of  hip hop or dance music in my ears...and all of a sudden he said motioned, UP, UP" ( I heard this in another way yesterday...thus my poor sore body) and before I knew it, I was standing up cycling!  This happened over the course of several difficult intervals toward the end of the work out.  And I was able to stand and cycle!  My ankle could take it...I was strong enough!  It wasn't pretty...but it was successful...., my mind started to review my last few years journey....and I started sobbing and sobbing...

All the hard work is paying off.  My body is remembering what to do.  It just remembers.

And it has taken a team.

And today, with your help , I was a warrior...

Thank you Char, Brian, Stephanie and the wonderful physical therapists at Pres in Rio Rancho!  I am very grateful for all your help and support!