Sometimes when you expend less energy and slow down you accomplish more. After a week in Bonaire, on the last dive I realized that if I totally exhale, I sink like a rock and totally managed my buoyancy on my own floating and going up and down at will easily. This also applies to initially getting in the water as you descend – instead of flailing around, just relax and lean forward. It reminds of a day many years ago at GE when I was in some type of battle with the Italians and Vincenzo Di Leva told me that I didn’t realize I had already won….
Pausing and being in the moment is also something I am working on. Doesn’t mean I don’t work hard but it means that you need to make the work count by being focused.
I did run six miles roundtrip to Crossfit Flamingo and do the 19.1 workout – heat kicked my a&& and my calves were cramping during wallballs. I did this while the rest of the group was out diving and before I had my initial, assisted dive en route to certification the next day. I was told you weren’t supposed to exercise too much before diving – this was a test 🙂 Here’s a pic of me and the awesome guys who judged/supported me:
So on this note, let me get back into it and meditate daily. OHm, one more thing, 5 pounds up – I am hoping it is airplane weight and we’ll see in a day or so. I am also determined to get back to the weights – my 7.7 miles yesterday crippled me with the lower back again so I need to continue to work through that and fix it as well.
A few more pics from the trip:
An awesome time and in my new swimsuit!!
Honest reporting and en route to being better,