It's time for my blog and me to get back into action. It's been far too long since I have entered a post. Not that there's not been anything to write about. Quite the opposite. There have been many blogworthy subjects enter into the the mind as I have run, biked and swam.
It seems that way to many publications have spent most of their time on "The Best of 2010" and "What are your Resolutions for 2011?". Articles on how to get to a goal quick. Don't train as long. Eat this. Eat that. Wear this and you will be faster. Buy this and you will run, ride, swim longer and faster. There are so many experts. There are so many publications that are lead by advertisers and not by actual investigations and unbiased studies. Come on. If you look at one, another one contradicts the other. What should you do?
Have fun. Pick something that will make you happy. Pick races that you will enjoy the challenge, the location and the people that you are there with. Schedule and develop training that you look forward too. Mix it up. Don't get stuck in a rut. Do a distance that you can feel good about after you have finished. I have been down that road, believe me. My training right now makes me want to jump at it each and everyday. I can't wait to get to it each day. I am also working with some new nutrition products that are making me feel like I have rockets on me. They are listed on the left side of the blog. If you want some help, let me know.
I am excited about my race schedule for this year. It's a great mix of running, cycling, and swimming. Challenges are around every corner. Focus will be on the 100 mile run that I will do in January of 2012. Also, the full ironman distance that I will be doing in September. As well as other triathlons and bike tours that have really caught my interest. A new chapter in my book. The land beyond marathons.
Just like the pitcher that flexes the fingers of his/her glove before he/she throws and breaking ball because they have to get a grip on it a batter can see that sign. What kind of sign are you giving about your grip on what you are doing?
Forward we go! May your roads, trails, and pools be happy and safe and bring you peace.