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I don't wanna!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This morning I REALLY didn't want to work out: riding bike + walking jogging to prep for a sprint distance triathlon 8 weeks away. Excuses: I was tired, I wanted to relax. I didn't want to get all sweaty slimy. My front tire was a little low. The lever for the seat adjust was out of alignment. I need a rest day this week anyway, why not today? Stubbornly, I worked past each resistance: Plenty of time to clean up and relax afterward, pumped up the tire, used a hammer to pound the seat adjust flat. As I got on the bike, I reiterated every Spark article about 10 minutes: promise yourself you'll go that far, it's only 10 minutes, then see if you can do more. I'd stomped out the smouldering, nagging doubts of: "you really don't expect to be able to train for and complete at triathlon, do you? That's a feat of strength and endurance for those athletic types." I focused instead on just disproving the mini speed bumps to today's workout. Well, I did 43 minutes on the bike, my longest stint so far. Then walked 2 miles.
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    You are a warrior. This is fabulous.

    Prayers for you on this, and also on your family healing. You inspire me!
    2378 days ago
    Awesome! I love doing Tri's and have one this weekend and my Oly distance one in Sept. Those excuses sure do sound like great logic at the moment, don't they? However, I do feel so much better after a workout. I tell myself 'give it 10 mins' on the days I train alone. I can do anything for 10 mins and if I am really not feeling it, I can go home. Most of the time, I do more than the 10, it was the excuses trying to talk me out of it.

    Keep at it, doing Tri's are fun
    2379 days ago
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