Saturday, April 27, 2013

Training Resurection

I was supposed to be in St. Petersburg, FL this weekend racing St. Anthony's. I did not go because there was no way that I was ready. I haven't really trained in a while and I doubt I could even finish without a personal tragedy happening. I was doubting if I'll ever be racing again for me and if I should just drop the training lifestyle forever. I imagined I could find something else to fill the little free time that I have.

This morning, though, I ran. I could list all the caveats around it how it was only 30 minutes, there was copious amounts of walking, it included a warm up and a cool down, etc., but the net is I had a choice to run or not and I chose to run.

I'm looking forward to choose to ride my bike tomorrow. There is a group going out with about 60 miles on their agenda that I think I'll join. The pace will be slow but I think that on a bike is where I need to be next in this journey.

Game on.


5 comments:

Kate Geisen said...

This makes me smile. A friend just blogged about not comparing yourself to your (former) self and just accepting where you are and moving forward. I always think the going is the most important part, way more so that the how long/how fast/how far part. Bc if you keep going the rest will follow.

Says the girl who hasn't run a step in two weeks.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Hey,
You didn't miss much. I never raced St Ant but worked it twice. Absolute zoo. There is just something negative about a race where pros are packed up and on their way home before some of the waves start...

Mike said...

Good choice regarding choosing to run. Enjoy your ride tomorrow too!

Carolina John said...

I'm starting to doubt if I'll ever get back down to 175 lbs. it's been weeks of ironman training without seeing that scale budge. you chose to run, I chose dunkin donuts.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

It is hard to not use comparisons, this sport is full of them. Just keep looking forward to your Ironman, that is the goal.