Saturday, February 20, 2010
With the Olympics here, its a huge reminder of how much dedication a sport takes. I can't believe that I am here and I'm taking this step! I remember having several conversations about running. I said "OMG I would NEVER Run a marathon - the only time I would run is if someone's chasing me" - So what do I decide to set my sights on? run a marathon after I've completed a 2.4 mile swim and a 112 mile bike ride! I suppose technically "someone" will be chasing me most of the race.
For those that know me (who else would be reading my blog anyway?) - I'm seriously stubborn, bullheaded, headstrong, and you can tack on the nicer adjectives: perseverant & goal oriented. The more I talk about this, the more excited I get about it.
Thing is, I don't know if I can get my body to cooperate with my stubborn brain. Man I hope so!
I am very happy for my support group. John is a great sherpa, He told me I'm crazy; that he won't ever race with me; but he supports me and will drag my crap around to these early races :).
I'm also very happy to have a great support group of friends.
I feel like Samuel from NBC's Hero's. I really do need everyone to keep me motivated. Alexis, Anne, Jen, Nicole, Pauline for keeping me going to the gym(s) and racing with me. Kevin and maybe Alexis for embarking on this Ironman Journey, Rick & Jim for totally inspiring me last year with swimming and now watching you train for Ironman #2 - Lake Placid. Sean for being a crazy Ironman (15 and counting).. and Maureen for jumping on to do a marathon next year. It's really cool to mention events and have people join me :). Thank you everyone!!
Sorry today's post is a total ramble, but it really is very mental for me. Everyone's motivation really keeps me motivated.. keep it up everyone!!
Now, lets hope it warms up so we can GO OUT FOR A RIDE!