For a while now I have felt incomplete. Not in a depressing sense but just in regards to a feeling that something was not finished. A task needed to be addressed, and a plan put in to play. I attributed this to normal “adulting”. Finances, work, relationships, all that good stuff. I don’t know how it came about, what I was doing, or even when I figured it out, but sometime in the past two weeks it hit me.
I WANT TO BE AN IRONMAN
You see I’m all about progress. Doing better today than I did yesterday. Setting a goal, and achieving it. And if failure comes, I will do better the next time. And by do better I mean BETTER. Earlier this week I went on a 4 mile easy run that was stopped short at 3 miles due to some knee pain. So, two days later, to make up for my “failure” I rode the indoor trainer for 30mins and then ran 4.5 miles just to show I’m capable. Now this isn’t a significant accomplishment being so short a distance compared to an Ironman, but the method behind the madness is there. This is how my mind works. I am constantly competing and trying to “one up” myself
In May 2015, I attempted and completed Ironman 70.3 Eagleman. BARELY. Half a mile into the run my legs were completely gone. I ended up walking about 90% of the run portion and finished with a significantly higher time than I anticipated. 13min average run pace is a big disappointment in terms of my goals and expectations.
To make up for it, I plan on competing in an Ironman around October/November 2017. So on Sunday September 18 I will begin the Super Simple Ironman Training Plan adjusted to my schedule of course. This blog is my way of sharing the journey.