8 years ago, yesterday a friend lost her Daughter. She posted this poem to Facebook in remembrance to her today. I had to save it.
You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her Or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
This week started out with a *bang* yesterday doing the 70.3 in Galveston. Now, if I'm keeping it real, I only trained about a month for the swim so I wasn't completely deserving of a great swim time. I'm good with that. You get out what you put in.
It was a really tough race for everyone, including the pros, who were rolling behind their normal performance (so they say). The swim was the easiest of all the years I've done this race, and my my worst time. In the end the swim took me 48 minutes. I think my best time in Galveston was 43.
The swim was wetsuit optional and I chose to move to the wetsuit wave. With 50+ relays, we weren't in contention for anything, so we kept it light and fun. I was a bit uncomfortable until the first turn, but then found my pace. I swam, what seemed, pretty darned straight. So straight that I wished I wore my Garmin. And I didn't wear my Garmin, well, because I didn't want to suck the fun out of it. and see bad data…
I have been a long-time fan of MC's sports bras; they are a less expensive alternative to the Enell and keep *things* in place just as well. The Maia is my favorite -- I swim, bike and run in them without any discomfort. I am still on the hunt for a good high impact racer-back bra for a D.
I ordered my shorts but was on the fence with regard to sizing. I call the folks up at Moving Comfort and they were nice and helpful. The customer service rep suggested the MCW version, when I told her my issues and how I am right on the tail end of regular sizes. So I went with their a "MCW" collection. I'm glad I did.
It was nice to know that the MCW version was exactly the same tech-wear, just sized for the fuller figure and 1/2" longer. I really appreciated that the fit wasn't just a larger size of the regular sized version. They took into account the areas plu…