I was at Bootcamp this morning. I was supposed to start my running training, but it’s raining. Yes, I know that it could rain the day of the Triathlon, but I’m not starting out in the rain. That’s a whole different post. So anyway, before class while we were stretching someone asked about what I had signed up for. When I told them, they asked why I just didn’t start out with a 5K run.
The more I think about it, the more I realize that probably would have been the more rational thing to do. Then again, I really never claimed to be rational, did I? Yes, I know it’s crazy. Yes, I know people are probably scratching their heads thinking she’s not going to make it. I even wonder it too, but I know if I make it out of the bay; I will finish it. Don’t know how long it will take, but I will finish it:)
I also know that I am not going into this like an idiot like some people think. I realize that I just got my behind off the couch 6 weeks ago, but the Triathlon isn’t till September. I’ve got time. And I am using that time wisely. I am doing Bootcamp classes (until my Groupon runs out). I am running/walking. I am doing laps at the pool. I am preparing and doing all that I can do to be ready. I am putting my big (hopefully to be smaller) panties on and getting ready for this!
My reply to the person today was that I just needed a goal and I really do. If I wasn’t “training,” I more than likely would not have gone to the gym today. It’s a cold, rainy, dreary day and I went yesterday. I would have just skipped it since I’m going swimming tonight. But the fact that I know I only have a limited amount of time to get it together is keeping me motivated and moving. That’s all I can do.
The real question is, what is going to motivate me when it’s all over??????
You will get addicted. You will sign up for another race that very day. Mark my words. Is it crazy? Yes. But why break the family trend. I trained for a 13.2 mile half marathon in 6 weeks, when I’d never run more than a mile. It’s mental. In more way than one, but can be done. PROUD OF YOU!!!
Pingback: Go Big! Go Bold. Part 2 | Christine's Life As I know It