Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Starting Does Not Equate Finshing...Make It Count!

Last night I was on the trainer for about 90 minutes. It was an awesome workout! I got off the bike and ran about 2 miles. I was supposed to do 4 but my new shoes are flipping killing me! I hope I don’t have to buy a new pair! Any who, during the trainer session, I watched Kona 2009. The last 30 minutes of my trainer ride I watched the same 6 min 33 seconds of Kona 2009 over, and over, and over. It is near the end where they show people NOT making it. It showed the reality of Ironman; not everyone that toes the line will cross the finish.

I wondered what went wrong in their race that caused them not to finish. I wondered if they trained hard enough. Watching this video made me train harder! You can see how real the pain was they were facing! It wasn’t that these people didn’t have the will. You could see they were pushing through the pain until finally their body just could not go any further.

I was reminded of an article I read on It starts, “Experience is a harsh teacher -- she gives the test before she gives the lesson - and once in a while we need a reminder that toeing the start line at Ironman isn't an automatic ticket to a lifetime of bragging rights.” Sometimes I need to be reminded of this harsh reality. It keeps me from going into a training session unmotivated and not giving my best effort. I don’t want to be “that guy.” Unfortunately, there are no guarantees and the truth is…maybe I will be that guy. If I am, I want to know that during my training I gave it all I had and I didn’t balk and my training.

I am reminded to make every stroke, every pedal, every step count! I have about three months until my first test! Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. I feel I will be ready when that time comes! It still cracks me up that I just learned how to swim in August yet I have the courage to do an Ironman in April! That’s a God thing!

1 comment:

  1. 教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考.........................