“We’re only running 6 miles tomorrow”
“I only swam an easy 1500″
“It’s only a half ironman”
I was talking with Cristina yesterday morning after a grueling TRX class, and we were talking about our training plan. We realized that sometimes we discredit ourselves when it comes to the amount of activity we really do. Being a triathlete (even an average age-grouper like myself) puts our perspective on exercise and training on a much different level than your average person.
One of my goals is to not beat myself up about having a “slow” day during any of my trainings. As the saying goes, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I need to remind myself of this. Not only comparing myself to others, but comparing myself to myself! There will rarely be a perfect race day. The whole reason I tri is to do it with a happy, joyous, and grateful heart!
So when November 8 rolls around, and I slide that swim cap over my head, goggles over my eyes, and wade into Decker Lake, I need to remember how lucky I am to be there. To have an able body. And to TRI WITH JOY!
TRI WITH JOY!