It’s HARD to walk away some days
I’ve been training for triathlons and I started out following a plan from active.com. Specifically training for an Olympic length in June. I’ve been putting in more miles than the plan requires, doing what I feel is comfortable 6 days a week. I am getting a ton of miles in a week over swim/bike/run. I am doing activities that I LOVE and I want more!
I signed up for my first tri this weekend. I’m a little (my wife would say very) anxious for the race. I’m not really competitive with other individuals but more for just setting goals for myself. This is my journey to hopefully a 1/2 IM. I’ve got my wetsuit and gear all prepped. I need to switch out my training tire on the bike after I do one more practice ride (It’s freezing 30+ mph winds!). I swam 2 1k drills last night. I’ve got my hammer supplements ready. The swim will start out in the 40’s and by the time bike/run rolls around, it should be in the mid 50’s.
I have learned so much about myself and life by participating in these events. I feel at peace with everything in my life as I spend my time training for these events. I can feel God right beside me every mile of the journey. I have learned that I’m not in control, the only thing I do have control of is to keep moving forward through the glory & pain. I can’t wait for my boys to experience this high with me.
In two weeks I’ll be down in Blanco for a bike race. I can’t wait to meet up with an old high school friend to tackle the hills. Another experience I’m greatful to enjoy.
Life is good!