elisariva

Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Full Moon (Almost)

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This morning when I left for the pool I had the most beautiful view of the setting moon as I drove. I could tell it was almost full, but not quite. Again, as I ran this evening my path was illuminated by the moon. Fuller than this morning, yet I could tell not quite a full moon. My little research shows that is tomorrow.  Many myths and superstitions have been linked to the full moon. The only affect it has on me is a great sense of peace. I have always enjoyed taking in the sight.

Maybe it is working on my training, or possibly my hard work is paying off. Either way, my swim this morning was a good one. My training partner and I swam 2,500 meters in an endurance set. It was a constant pace with only 20 seconds between sendoffs except for the last 100 which was preceded by a 40 second rest. Why? The last part of the main set was a 100 all out. With 2,300 meters behind me and only this 100 meters between me and my warm down, I gave it all I had and 1 minute and 56 seconds later I pulled for my warm down. I was pleased. It was not a time trial, just a fast pace. Considering it was 4 seconds off of my fastest 100 time trial, I am encouraged that I will be under 1:50 soon.

My run this evening was wonderful. This is an easy run week as I taper for the half marathon race this weekend. Tonight was an easy 4 miles on yet another very mild February evening. My pace was even and I felt comfortable all the way. The moon kept my attention the entire time. I even stopped to take a picture during the run. No worries, I stopped my Garmin too. After my run I took another picture with the moon shining over the lake I live on. Both are shared below.

Triathlon training takes up quite a bit of free time. In the winter, it is not surprising to see the moon more than the sun on the way to workout or during a run. But it reminds me to look up, take in all that is around me, and appreciate that I am healthy and able to spend so much time training in a sport I love so dearly.

Moon from 1.70 miles into my run.

After my run reflecting on the lake

 

Author: elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

2 thoughts on “Full Moon (Almost)

  1. Gorgeous shots 🙂
    (and you are SO lucky to live on a lake!!!)

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