Saturday, February 13, 2010

I Felt Like...

a triathlete this week! For the first time in a LONG time! Not a very GOOD triathlete... but a triathlete none-the-less! YAY! See the guy on the left? That's happy Rob. Happy Rob did the following this week:
  1. Parented his kids with all the love and patience he could muster.
  2. Laughed.
  3. Managed the household, (i.e., cooked, cleaned, washed, folded, and put away stuff)
  4. Played.
  5. Did his "job" in the professional world to the best of his abilities thus bringing home the bacon.
  6. Smiled.
  7. Disciplined when necessary.
  8. Spoke with friends.
  9. Rested when he could.
  10. Trained: (swim: 2 hrs, bike: 4 hrs, run: 2 hrs, strength: 1 hr)
I just tooted my own horn! (hee hee... "tooted"). The thing is... I'm entering a new, different, and very challenging chapter of my life. I honestly have questioned whether or not I would be able to continue in triathlon... seriously... I just didn't know. After coming through this week... handling all my bizniz... handling it well... AND training... I've got my confidence back! I might not be able to train exactly as I'd like... but I'll tell ya what... I'm going to train to the best of my ability... and compete in the same manner.

I feel like I can actually breathe again. I'm aware of the ebb and the flow... I'm aware that there are more "downs" to come... but you know what? It's gonna be okay. Actually... it's gonna be good. Really good.

Thank you for taking the time to read. Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole.



Carolyn said...

Glad you introduced me to your blog, and Tom's quote kills me! I can just hear him saying that to you :) Sounds like you're doing well and I'm glad you're training again, seems like it makes you really happy and happy is good! You now have a new blog "groupie."

Jennifer Harrison said...

YAY Rob! Glad to hear you sound more balanced and are coming around! NICE!! :)))

Jen said...

Nice work Happy Rob :)

Glad you rocked it this week!

Di said...

Balance is tough to find...I am still searching and am happy that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Glad you are smiling again. It really is all in the attitude!

BTW: Breathing is good as well. :)

Charisa said...

Sounds like a great week!

Colleen said...

The balance of life is a tough one! :) Sounds like you've got it under control! Glad you had a good weekend!