Saturday, February 21, 2009

Reality check

In my last entry I was filled with optimism. I had just started an official training plan and I had a gung-ho, full speed ahead, make-every-minute-count mentality. Today I am drained. And yesterday was a rest day. All I did was walk the dog. I'm left wondering if this trip towards Ironman will be worth it. Thankfully, I have 5 months of half-ironman training before I have to make a decision about entering the full-Ironman. Thankfully, too, I have a wonderfully supportive and understanding boyfriend. It's going to be an interesting ride.....(and swim, and run)!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I have now officially started my training for my half-ironman in July. I am trying to figure out how to squeeze eleven hours of training into the upcoming week. Ah yes, life will indeed be very busy for me for the next six months, but I am so mentally prepared for the journey that I will find a way to make enough time for training. I have pledged that every minute of every day will have a purpose. Very lofty, I know. But I do best under pressure, so I'm looking forward to the challenge.