Well last night was my equivalent of the ‘Deer in headlights’ scene.
As our intimate group of approximately 10 people huddled around a couple of glass tables at a country club. Some of us were focused on the words coming out of our EtriCoaches mouth’s and others were in a constant dialogue with the coaches going over details, questions, concerns, etc.
The lengthy overview was a overload to my number crunching senses and by the end, I was somewhat mentally drained from contemplating the sheer distances we are covering. The key I later realized is not too let the numbers overwhelm, but instead to meet each day with vigor and goal achieving confidence. Can 200+ miles of biking and some swimming & running take the wind out of your sails before the ship has left the proverbial harbor. Sure. But doesn’t 60 miles and a 5 mile run sound easier. Alright, don’t answer that.
Seriously though, the amount of respect I had for Ironman & the training required was a good bit. It has now increased twofold. I imagine by the time 5 months have come and gone and I’m neck deep in gulf of mexico waters, the level of respect and confidence I have will be off the charts.
Until then, I sit here shaking in anticipation of my workout today!!!
Here are a couple of motivational videos in case you need them – Similar to; Break Glass in Emergency!
“Without Struggle, there is no progress” ~ Frederick Douglass