Sunday, November 2, 2008

my second full-time job...

all is well: completed 14 miles in record time this morning; feeling strong in preparation for sea half over t-day weekend;

this week successfully "rode" fuji for a bit each evening and identified a few possible mentors; joined masters' swim club and make that focus for dec.

it's easy to see how this can become all-consuming, but equally-exciting to strike the careful balance between getting the most out of this experience w/o it invading the rest of my personal life.

hopes: finish '09 ironman in under 17 hours
fears: too many to name
lessons learned: mind over matter, e.g. it's only as tough as you make it
best practices: lotsa water & ice before, plenty of bananas/potassium after

motivation mantra: "...because i can...because i can...because i CAN!"


p.s. 44 weeks & counting...


Lisa said...

Mind over matter is big! You can do it!!!!

fitbyfocus said...

i love the enthusiasm! keep chin up, mind open, and body rested. big feets were accomplished this weekend. we've complete month 1 of getting our bodys prepted and mind ready for the "big show". I'm excited to see us on Jan 30th, when the 36 weeks offcially begin. For the time being this is just playing on the playground, aka "recess".