Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Hello again! I know a lot of you were wondering if I was still alive..ok probably nobody was wondering that. But you were probably wondering where I have been. I have been living life with its ups and downs and feeling motivated at times and then not. Honestly this year is a lot different than last year's training. I was not enjoying the training at all this year. I can't tell you why because I honestly do not know. However, I spoke with my coach a few weeks ago and we decided to change up my schedule. The biggest thing was to take Ironman Wisconsin off the race list. The race was looming before me and I just did not have the motivation to do it. I was already dreading the 5 and 6 hour bike rides on the weekends. I think part of the issue is that with my wife's new job I do not see her and Laila as much. Thus the weekend time became a little more precious. Thus, I have limited my long race this year to a half iron distance. And we decided that the race would be a vacation destination. Therefore..with a little encouragement from my friend Jen (milesmusclesmommyhood), we picked Rev 3 - Maine as my "A" race in August. I am now actually motivated again for a number of reasons which I will share in later posts. Suffice it to say I think I have reached a happy balance again with training and real life.