I Cannot Do It All….

Hello #fitfam,

Two Tuesdays ago,   I meant to post this last week 😦 …. on my run, my third workout of the day, I had to give myself the TALK.

It went something like this….

You can’t do it all…. Something has to give….

I knew this year would be hard, it was going to be tough with Calgary 70.3 as my “A” race.

Its going to be WAAAAY more than tough with a 140.6 on the schedule.

I can’t do it all….

My kids and I spoke recently about choices. Rebecca said “you don’t have to work out you choose to workout”.

I said “I gave up the choice to workout when I registered for an IRONMAN

I truly believe that. The choice is long gone, now I have to do the work.

Doing the work isn’t the issue, I do not loath the workouts, I actually love them, especially when they are done!

Its the other things that I have to scale back on, I am a DO’ER. A do it all ‘er. ugh…

Last year when I trained for the Twin Cities Marathon I took PRIDE in the I could get up at 6 am on a Saturday bang out 15-20 miles, jump in an ice bath and head out for a day at the beach that turned into late night with friends.

That’s not going to happen this year…..

My Saturday long ride are followed Sunday long runs….

I can’t do it all…

My biggest fear is that I will lose all my friendships because they will only ask so many times until they give up asking.

I don’t want to let my family down. I don’t want to hold them back.

I also don’t want to miss out on the FUN, but I do know that although a weekend at the cabin would be fun in any other situation, a weekend at the cabin, restless, sore, hungry and grouchy isn’t fun for anyone.

I am ready to accept that I cannot do it all. Right now the thing I want to do the MOST is kick ass this summer and fall….

I want to cross the finish line PROUD. To do that I need to make priorities and stick with them. Hopefully my friends and family will understand…



2 thoughts on “I Cannot Do It All….

  1. You can do this girl!!! Dig deep in the heart….go back to the feeling like your daughter said of “YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS.” Even though it’s a have to now…you made that choice, so maybe think of it as I GET TO DO THIS!! If your friends are truly your friends…they will understand…and so will your family! Just do extra nice things for them when you can!!! You’ve got this girlfriend! I believe in you!! {and stop being so hard on yourself!! Let a few things slide…it’s okay!!}

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. My friends have been very understanding. I couldnt do this without all the amazing support i am receiving 🙂


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