elisariva

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

Relax and Enjoy

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The day after a race is always a good day to rest a bit to recover. Resting on a tropical island is even better. So that is what I am doing. All week. I am a firm believer is a week off each quarter to regroup, rest, and re-energize. Being able to get away on a nice vacation is a blessing I am happy to be able to do. My family is vacationing this week in the Caribbean and I am glad able to join them.

Training this week will be a bit limited – the island is hilly with narrow roads and crazy drivers. As a result, I know I won’t be riding. I am hoping to be able to run each day. Getting out from the house we are staying in to run is challenging. I may take a local bus to a nicer area to run. But swimming – that is plentiful here. Right out the back door is a pool and the ocean. Vacation to me is time to do want you want and what you like, not what you have to (as in work). I enjoy my training, I enjoy reading, and I enjoy blogging. so I plan on writing while I am here.

What I am learning this week is flexibility. Flexibility in my training this week for sure. I hope to get at least one long workout in each day. I think swimming will be my most popular activity. Flexibility in communicating will be on my radar this week too. I have grown quite accustom to doing my own thing when on vacation. I usually am with one other person at most. Solo vacations are not uncommon for me. Here I am sharing a home with eight other people…. My mantra this week is “relax and enjoy”. If I can’t run as much as a wish, I will relax and enjoy the activities I am able to do. Family is family – you can speak your mind and they are still family. So I will relax and enjoy – conversations, varied opinions, and time off with loved ones.

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.

7 thoughts on “Relax and Enjoy

  1. Vacation with family is the perfect time to ask oneself if you would rather be right – or happy. Have fun.

  2. Have a safe and relaxing trip!

  3. I think being forced out of your training routine will be good for you. Enjoy!

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