{Triathlete} Something Strange Happening

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. 

Cruising…

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? 

 

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One Response to {Triathlete} Something Strange Happening

  1. I can’t wait until the day that I actually love the running part. Struggle!

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