I can’t believe how quicklythe year is going by, and how each day brings me one step closer to my goal of Ironman finisher 2013.
Training is going reasonably well – although the running part is not quite where I would like it, especially seeing I had intended running the Gold Coast Marathon this weekend, but now will line up on the Half marathon start line instead. It is really only the past two or three weeks that I have, pardon the pun, hit my stride and pushed out some fairly solid, albeit slow, long runs. I am not buying into limiting beliefs around my performance, chosing to believe that I will indeed run the half marathon rather than walk it, and I will finish inside the cut-off times. Is this realistic, possibly not given the amount of training. I am relying on the fitness I have gained in the pool and on the bike to help here.
I am loving the way my body is responding to the training, the weight is finally shifting and I can really notice a difference. The fact that I am now able to put all my TS14+ clothes in the Life Line bin and return to normal sizing, is a real boost and is keeping me focussed on stayng on track. I have a wardrobe of different sizes, and now as I move back through the sizes, I bin those that are too big – never to return to them. I have even cleaned out my training apparel drawers and culled some old running singlets, and some nicks that are past use by date. This is quite symbolic and I feel that this will open up room in my life for new things to come in.
Excited about going to the Gold Coast tomorrow and breathing in the wonderful salt air – the atmosphere in the race precinct is invigorating and extremely motivating. Bring it on.