The following post was written by Olympic athlete and mom Kerri Walsh, two-time gold medalist in pairs beach volleyball.
2011 has started off wonderfully! Full of love, laughter, some delirious moments due to lack of sleep (our 2 boys are in quite a rough sleeping stage right now), and a lot of running around trying to make ends meet. It's been a very busy start to the new year; busy in the best way possible.
Preseason has begun for my husband and I, so we are out of our Winter hibernation and full swing into our preparation for the 2011 season and the start of the Olympic qualification process. We are training on the sand three days a week (we will ramp that up in February!), lifting at the O.C. Fast Twitch (our favorite training spot in the world!), practicing Pilates twice a week, and getting ready to start our annual cleanse in a few days — it's on!
I typically have a lengthy list of "resolutions" that I do my best to abide by, but this year I'm going to pass on that. Instead of being inspired by my resolutions I started feeling bogged down by them, so I'm gonna hold off this year. Instead, I have two simple demands I am placing on myself for 2011: 1) slow down 2) drink more water. I feel that if I add these things to my life and daily routine, I'll be a much healthier, happier, and more grounded woman. I guess my "demands" could be seen as resolutions . . . Perhaps now that I'm determined to slow down, I can drink some water and think about it.
My very best wishes for a happy, healthy and fulfilling 2011. Make it great!
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