Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Just a few quick thoughts before I finally get to bed. I did my first real workout since the 70.3 and it felt really good to get back in there and mix it up. As expected I'm a tad tender but that's ok. On the one hand, it feels kinda sad that the race I have worked so hard for is now in the rear view mirror but at the same time, I have been looking forward to the day when I can concentrate on finishing my journey. If I mange to drop another 40+ lbs, that will put me in striking distance of being able to train successfully for a 140.6 mile triathlon. That would also put me at about a 155-160 lb weight loss and quite frankly, that's enough... Ill be happy with that.
Even though I do get surgery to remove loose skin and such, I'll never look like a fitness model and to be honest, I don't care. This is about far more than trying to sport a 6 pack. Would I like one? Would I like to be cut and buff? Sure I do, who wouldn't ? But it's not important. What is important to me is to finish this and to get fit enough to accomplish my ultimate goal of a full Iron distance triathlon. The issues I had during the race did little to extinguish my desire to go all the way. If anything, they just wet my whistle. I must be a tri-maniac... Not even a day after the race and I was already formulating battle plans, looking at elevation charts, and plotting my next adventure.
I feel like a different person when I'm out there. I feel strong and capable and its because i love what I feel when I'm out there that I want to take a period of time and really hammer this out until I'm done so I can go on and reach for the big goals.
Ultimately when it is all said and done, my body IS my finishers medal and my ultimate reward for a job well done. that is one finish line I can't wait to cross.