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…