So yep, I’m scared, I admitted it out loud and actually I feel better about it now that I have. I received some nice comments via facebook and a got a few comments on the actual blog from some people who are also competing in Tahoe…. and as it turns out they’re scarred too.
Wheew…. I think I feel better just knowing that I’m not alone in this overwhelmed, omgwhatdidisignupfor feeling that I experience at least a couple of time each week. And then today I got a nice email from my own Mama Bear ….
“I wanted to let you know that you are doing a great job of getting your training done. You are an inspiration for sure.”
Oh my, oh my, I do love that lady. She went on to tell me how she’s been getting up early to exercise because she figures if I can do an Ironman, she can get a couple of miles in before the day gets going.
So people, the long story relatively short here (It’s Friday, no need for a long post!) is that it’s ok to be scarred. You just have to surround yourself with the right people. Your “peeps.” They are the ones who will help you through the fear. These are the people who are willing to say you got this on a day that you really don’t think you do. The people who will wait at the finish line for you through the course of an Ironman…. You do know it’s no 5k right?! And they are the people who just plain believe in you regardless of the outcome. Half of the time when I’m training, I’m doing it for all of those people just as much as I am for myself. And I thought about that long and hard while I made myself get on the bike trainer last night at 8:00 because believe me, I didn’t want to.
Bike trainer makes her tired at 8 PM too!
So thank you to all of those people in my life. I wouldn’t be where I am without you! Happy Friday! Who’s ready to train?!?