I love running. I’ve been in love running since I ran my first half marathon in October of 2010. It’s a known fact. And I still love running. It doesn’t always love me, but I love it. Mostly.
But, I’m here to tell you that something strange is happening. All of this swimming, biking and running together is getting to me. I am truly starting to enjoy all three parts of triathlon. First – hush it to all of my training peeps who are currently grinning and saying “I told you so.” And Second – I suppose it’s a good thing that I’m starting to enjoy them considering that I’m two weeks out from my first 70.3.
Over the course of this week I’ve done a few open water swims where no panic has ensued. In fact, I found myself thinking about my day, planning for work, making lists, and more while I was swimming. Whoa, that’s like regular stuff. Not freaking out. Not panicking because I can’t see anything and there are probably big lake monsters or dead bodies floating below me. Just regular easy, breezy swimming.
There I am!
And then, I saw my bike picture from last weekends triathlon. Now, please keep in mind that it was a sprint so the bike is pretty short, but I distinctly remember smiling at the camera. And not smiling because I had to, but because I had enjoyed the ride.
So there you have it. Something strange is happening. And I think that rather than just loving running, I now love triathlon. Yep, I said it. Deal. I love this craziness. It keeps me sane and keeps me going. So, that’s my confession for the week. What’s yours?