Azaleas Are The Best

Azaleas are the best

Azaleas are the best

Nope, this was not a brunch in bed kinda morning.  Actually those days are long gone. After eating the biggest peanut butter and jelly muffin they had at Whole Foods at 3:45 in the morning, I packed up my things and left the house to join my teammates for a hell of a workout out in Riverhead, Long Island. Husband was out like a light. The two jack russells simply stayed in bed, eyes shut. I am sure they were thinking my human mom is nuts, we are not moving for anything at this ungodly hour.

It has been a hard week,The hours of training are increasing and there is no time for excuses. My team is doing tremendous things giving full on effort. My coach is relentless. I am surrounded by the best and I yearn to be the best I can be. Getting up early is routine. Squeezing in Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza with teammates after a hard days work is priceless.

This afternoon I have been in and out of a coma, drifting in and out of REM sleep on the coach and waking up to bits of the Players golf tourney. I think back to the times I have seen Tiger Woods play live and how unfriendly he was to the fans. It is why I was always a Phil Mickelson fan. I am now thinking more about his focus and determination. While I text my teammates squirrerly things like “I am so hungry I wish I lived in a supermarket”, I am really trying to just blow off the steam. This Ironman is not going to happen by itself. But it will take myself to get to Ironman.

I have taken a bit of a sabbatical to think things through, spend more time with friends and listen for the signs. I am lurking in the background and luckily I am surrounded by great talented people as role models.

But not a day do I forget how I got here in the first place. It is why I chose to write this on my laptop starring at the azalea plants that I bought my mom (well with dad’s cash) in the backyard many moons ago as a wee little girl. They wanted the best. They wanted the best for me. It couldn’t be more inspiring.

I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all you great mother’s… I know you want the best too.

 

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