Monday, May 21, 2007

Do I Have What it Takes?

I started this blog to let friends and family know about my experience at the Boston marathon and have decided to continue with it to journal my training for the Wisconsin Ironman.

Yes, I have signed up for the Wisconsin Ironaman. The race is just 14 short weeks away. I always screw up time lines so it may be 15 weeks but I'm almost certain it is 14.

I've always wanted to do an Ironman. The first time I saw the race was 1983 on ABC or maybe it was NBC. I was dusting the family room and had the TV on for background noise. The Hawiian scenery caught my eye and then I was surprised to see women changing out of their swim stuff into bike stuff right in front of the camera. (have times changed) Why would they do that? What was so important that they couldn't run into a room and change in come back out and race? Well, I kept watching to the end and was moved by what I saw and wonder if I had what it took to be an Ironman.

So what makes me think I could possibly be like the athletes that I had seen? I keep asking myself that question as I train. Why do I think I have what it takes? Do I? It's question that only I can answer. Others may tell me what they think but in the end only I can answer the question.

So, as training begins to consume my life I must remind myself the only way to get the answer to the question above is to prepare and show up on September 9, 2007.

1 comment:

RunBubbaRun said...

The first thing it takes is "desire", after that the training will take care of it itself...

You are really doing well. Seriously, going beyond what you think you can do.

Just think about the finish and really that is what counts..