I haven’t written much about my training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene here, in part because it went pretty much without incident. The whole experience was just . . . well, it was what it was. I did it, I thought it was a silly amount of training, I felt crummy for being too tired to do housework or think of a menu beyond pizza, I had a few really satisfying long rides and a number of fun races along the way—Valle Crucis, White Lake, and others—but in general it just was. I think the daily meditation practice I undertook throughout was much more powerful than I realized. Or, on the other hand, I may be in complete denial about what I’ve committed to (maybe that’s why I haven’t packed a stitch, even though the taxi is coming in 14 hours). I’ll have all day Sunday to ponder the enormity or triviality of the undertaking.
Meet Amanda Frayeh, PhD, who joins me at Kripalu in January 2020 for two workshops: Yoga for Athletes and Teaching Yoga to Athletes. You'll benefit from her work in sport psychology and kinesiology, as well as her excellent sense of humor!
Jessica, a marathoner, triathlete, and yoga teacher, wrote me from San Diego, asking about how to get started in the […]