When I set my sights on qualifying for Kona, I never thought that I would struggle with the task of training for 2 Ironmans in one season. I mean how can you NOT be motivated when you have Kona on your horizon?
So, I am not going to lie…I am not superwoman. What? It’s true! I am just like everyone else who works full time. It is always a struggle each day to fit everything in. Sub-optimal recovery makes for some dead legs, long warm ups and a tired body. Over time, I have learned to outsmart myself. I do my workouts early, I pack food for the entire day so that I am not tempted to go home when I should be swimming/biking/running.
It really is about prioritizing my day and getting the hard stuff done early. I have also figured out to block out the “not so important” tasks. Some of these tasks will be SUPER important in a few weeks time, but right now…I have pushed them to the bottom of the list. So, my house might be a little messy, the garage still needs to be cleaned out, clients need to be invoiced, and the gutters need some attention…but it will get done in due time.
For now, I am going through the motions, checking off the workouts, daydreaming about the ocean and maybe catching a glimpse of some dolphins on my practice swims:)
My immediate focus is the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in 2 weeks (in Las Vegas). There is so much to do between now and then, but I am excited to share the experience with my mom, Patrick, Judy and Mindi! We are going to have an amazing adventure on a challenging/brutal course. Training is on target and I am feeling strong. I am praying for some hot summer days here in Indiana, so I can adapt to the heat!