I want to start my post today by wishing Bryan Payne a huge good luck and great fun on his accomplishment in reaching this weekends 70.3 World Championship! Bryan , you have served in motivating me(and likely many others) in watching your commitment and your drive. Be proud and have an absolutely awesome race and great time! I look forward to hearing all about your adventure via http://trainingpayne.blogspot.com and getting together at your re-intro to beer and birthday night! Good luck and have fun!!!
Well, meeting someone like Bryan as well as all of the other IM's and endurance athletes is why I chase the IM dream. I wake up a lot of days feeling like a sack of hammers. The odd day it is self induced because I did to good a job at rehydrating after a good workout, others, well.... because I dont want to get out of bed to do a workout. Then, I take a minute and think about how good it feels when I am done that workout. Hey...it is still a struggle to get my asz out of bed to get it done, but, I visualize what I will feel like in 2 hours and start my journey! Three steps into the workout and the world seems to become a better place. I find a new energy and motivation in the workout that I have the continued chase towards the IM finish line. If it was an easy thing to always find this motivation, everyone would be an Ironman!
Each day I spend a little time educating myself about the adventure I have chosen I speak with other athletes, I study nutrition, talk to other coaches, spend time mental training and visualizing. Each time I complete one of those steps I get more excited about crossing the finish line. Having the privilege to be able to get up each morning and train for this insanity is a privilege. The fact that my wife puts up with me going for another workout is beyond reason. The fact that I can do those things pushes me to do it the best that I can!
I finished my day today with another awesome POWERYOGACANADA workout. I am telling you, if you have not done it yet, call me, drop by for dinner and we will go and do it(gym is around corner from my house) This is my 3rd workout in a 1 1/2 and I am gaining strength as well as stronger focus and breathing control. It is also a fun place to be, relaxing, Pauline and Kindli and great, and all the staff from Lululemon Oakville were visiting, it was like a party! Another great benefit is that I am actually almost at the point that I can touch my toes. Hmmm....there is a good thing. Four months ago, 30 pounds, a bag of Doritos and a beer, yeah, I was living a healthy life. It is amazing how quickly I have come to enjoy being healthy as a direction to follow rather than a bet of a fad. I highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. Talk to a couple of my friends, I can talk you into starting and I am great at motivating you to continue!
I had a crazy day today and seem to be jumping all over in my blog! I will stop the confusion now and go and get some sleep!
Bryan have a great race!!
And everyone else, dont ever stop chasing your dreams!!!!