Rolling With the Punches

So, i am doing a triathlon a week from tomorrow. I am trying not to panic or get wigged out by the fact that my family obligations have shot my training all to hell. I have gotten in two workouts this week. I know that nothing i do now is even going to have an impact on my performance. So frustrating that I’ve worked out and prepared for this and then everything went to hell in a hand basket in the last few weeks of my training. I guess that is just life.

So, i am going to go ahead and do the damn thing. I know I can finish the distance. I just think it is going to be a lot more painful than I planned on it being. I know I will probably have to walk parts of the run, which sucks; My main goal is simply to finish; my in-the-back-of-my-head goal was to finish the run having not walked a bit of it.

I guess sometimes success is not about preparation, but more about having the stones to do something that intimidates you and for which you are unprepared.

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6 Responses to “Rolling With the Punches”

  1. todd says:

    finishing’s the main thing, baby….you can do it….

  2. itchbay/madkat says:

    You’re going to be fine. Just remember to go out there and have a good time. Smile at all the other athletes, thank all the volunteers and just plain soak up the atmosphere. You’ll be amazed at how for the energy, excitement and adrenaline will carry you on race day.

  3. Dogwood Girl says:

    Thanks, Madkat! I know you are right.

  4. Dogwood Girl says:

    Thanks, T! I would say that my goal is to not finish last. 🙂

  5. Nikki says:

    Well said, Anne. I totally agree. Good luck!

  6. Dogwood Girl says:

    Thanks, Nikki. Have you picked a new one?

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