Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Last Sunday I was a volunteer at the Danskin Triathlon. I volunteered because I wanted to be a part of the event but was to chicken to get in the water and do the open swim.
So my volunteer duty was the finish of the open swim. How much closer can I get to the water then in it at the finish. I got to help the ladies come out of the water ( you can be dizzy when you first come out of the water)
The emotions these ladies showed was so amazing. The swim is the hardest part of the race. ( at least I think so) Some laughed and jumped for joy, some gave us all high fives and some cried. To swim a half mile in open water in a cold lake can be intimidating. That is my fear to but these ladies over came that fear and now it is time for me to do the same.
No more excuses, the water is to cold, I can't keep up, etc etc blah blah..
I have a year to get in shape, do some training, take a swim camp what ever it takes to get there.
I want a medal that reads "The women who finished the race is not the same one who started" and that will be the truth. If I can swim in the open water and finish this race then I can do anything and that includes taking off this weight, if it is to be then it is all up to me.......................
Do today I am making a new commitment to myself, cause it is me that is in control of my weight and my fitness and I need to step up and get it done.
I have new inspiration and a new outlook on where I want to be. I will be blogging in one year about my amazing race.