Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'd like to...

apologize for the whining.  But DAMN... I'm pretty freakin GOOD at it huh?  Yeah.  I'm dah MAN!

HEY!  Anyone out there like Daffodils?  They are a COOL lookin flower no?  Yes.  The answer is yes... just ask me.  PLUS... they are a sure sign of spring here in a Pacific Northwest... and I welcome them every year.  As a matter of fact... about this time last year I took a very similar picture... uh huh.  Yup.  Hm.  And no, I'm not pondering.

So where did that all the whining and doubt and self-hatred come from in the last post?  Ok... there was no self-hatred.  I like me.  I'm my own best friend.  I'm bright and shiny and I've got a funny face. What? Ok.  Sorry.  Back to the task at hand.  I'm not entirely sure where it came from.  What I do know is that due to some circumstances that are completely beyond my control... I've severely altered my goals in terms of my first Ironman distance race.  That, and the fact that I had my longest ride EVER last Sunday... and whatdoyaknow!  It wasn't a complete cake-walk!  Bah ha HA!  Look,  here's the thing... I thought it was about one thing... and now I think its about another and I'm completely o.k. with that!  I really am... and you know what?  It feels really good.

Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole.  Enjoy some pics from Sunday's ride!

Breathe....

3 comments:

beth said...

Did you take the daffodil photo? that's awesome!

kt said...

It is whatever you make it and you don't have to agree but it seems to me that a big part of triathlon is about the journey. I really don't mean to be cliche. I actually believe that.

Di said...

Upstairs where my computer is there is one Successories statements on the wall. I think it fits to what you are feeling...here it goes.

"ACHIEVEMENT...Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."

You have mastered the half IM no? Yes you have. Now you are challenging yourself to a full IM. Not many folks can do that. Hell, I'm still wondering if I can do a half IM. But I keep training day after day and know that I will finish. Will I be first, hell no....but I know that I will grow in the process of trying.

Take a moment and Breathe...you can do it and utilize my motto.
Failure is not an option!

Keep up the strong work Tri Rob!