-Just a Quick THANK YOU!-
I have obviously been hiding under a rock for a bit…heck, I haven’t even been on Twitter for 3 days or so, aside from a few tweets I just sent out earlier from my phone. Even though I haven’t been in touch with many of you, you are in my heart. The support and love i’ve received from friends and clients near and far, in person and those I haven’t even met yet, has been AMAZING. I chose to train for this race because of ME…I am doing this for ME…if I was doing it for any other reason, it wouldn’t be worth it. With this being said, there is no way I could have been staying on track so well and feeling so amazing about the race without everyone’s support. I am not gonna lie – last week almost broke me. Physically i’ve felt GREAT! I have been tackling the toughest workouts of my life and have overcome a lot of self-doubt in the process, but last week the emotional stuff started coming into the picture. I realized I was venturing into the dreaded “overtraining” realm, therefore I chose to eliminate my weekend workouts and started back Monday with easy taper-week training, which will end after my ride tomorrow. I may sneak in an extra easy ride/run on Saturday in Austin because i’d be silly not to take advantage of the AMAZING scenery and bike-friendly routes. We shall see, though. I got a massage yesterday and my entire body is like one huge knot. Again, though, I don’t feel bad physically. I am truly blessed to have a perfectly-functioning body! So, for those of you who have been doubting your abilities, I want you to do one thing. STEP OUTSIDE YOUR BOX. Think about what could happen if you put your fears aside and JUST WENT FOR IT! I promise you that once you do this, it’s not hard at all. I am forever changed because of this experience. I plan on continuing with triathlons because i’m hooked, but I will do so in an intelligent manner, of course. TRAIN SMARTER, NOT HARDER! Listen to your body and challenge your preconceived beliefs regarding your abilities. You WILL amaze yourself! I know I have! 🙂
Updates pre- and post-race…and there will be TONS of pics and vids!
With much love and thanks,