Saturday, January 2, 2010
New Year's Resolutions
Normally, I don't put too much stock in New Year's resolutions. I just feel that if you need to change something in yourself you should have started the day you needed to make the change, not on the first day of the month or Monday or at the beginning of the year.
This time around though I have one. I started thinking about it sometime after my last race and since then have started "training" per se to do it.
I used to think I loved racing and training would make it even better, but now I really love the training too! It gives me piece of mind when I strap on my I-pod and my Garmin, lace up my shoes and hit the road. It helps me sort out my day, my life or whatever. It is my cure-all. The race results I see have just become and ends to a means.
Triathlons and running are my passion, my hobby. They are not my job or some mundane task I must do. I derive happiness from heavy breathing (insert your favorite joke hear please) and feeling my heart pounding in my chest, trying to out swim a possible snapper attack in the water, climb a hill on my bike just steep enough to make my quads feel like they are going to tear or while I pound the pavement in my "go-fasters." They are my drug of choice. People that are having fun or enjoying themselves usually express themselves by smiling. Triathlons and running are challenging and fun for me. I should be smiling.
So that's it, that's my resolution. I need to smile when I train or race! I maybe me MF-ing myself to hurry it up or spitting and snorting, but that's my fun (believe me, I am happy underneath). So, if you catch me not-smiling, please feel free to yell at me to do so :)