Yesterday I came back from my dayâ€™s workouts around 3:30-ish and was greeted by a worried Uncle Bob. Worried because I was home so late, and I he thought there was no way I could make it so long without a good meal. He made me a smoothie while I stretched and then started in on veggies, potatoes and chicken breast. I felt like royalty. Bob, however, suggested that if it werenâ€™t for the swimming biking and running, I would be just like a baby, â€œeating sleeping and shitting the days away.â€
What Bob says may be mostly true, but Iâ€™d like to point out that Iâ€™m also trying desperately to catch up on my schoolwork in Biochemistry, and hoping that when I do get back on schedule I can put some energy back into learning Spanish, which I was much better about before I left Seattle. Itâ€™s just so hard to focusÂ on academics when youâ€™re in a new place with new people and a new routine.
So I got to do my favorite bike ride, Tantalus, a ten mile loop that climbs 2000 feet in the first five miles, then descends the second 5 miles. I only rode one lap, but hopefully Iâ€™ll have a chance to do a bunch more while Iâ€™m here. Tomorrow Iâ€™m doing a track workout at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. Itâ€™s a nice all-weather track, and the best part is that itâ€™s rainbow colored! Thereâ€™s even a sign that reads, â€œrun on a rainbow.â€ Though the sign is old because UH has moved on from their original mascot, the rainbows. They became the rainbow warriors, and now theyâ€™re just the warriors. I guess warriors seem tougher than rainbows if you havenâ€™t played Mario Kart.