Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tonight I MUST get on my bike, ride many miles, and then get off it and run more miles. I have a triathlon in less than four weeks and my training has been virtually non-existent. It will be painful. I tried to get out of it, but was reminded that I talked my friend into registering with me and she will not let me off the hook. OK. I will do my best and live with the results - which may involve me being told I have not met the timeframes for the course and not being allowed to finish. I have finished races last - and have come to accept that - but I have never been told I can't finish. Some people think I am just being dramatic (such as my friend I talked into doing this race), but I have been in races with someone on a bicycle behind me, making sure I am going to finish by the deadline. It is not pleasant.
In January 2012, I left my job of many years and set out on a new adventure. I had no idea it was going to change every single aspect of my life. But it has. I think it is good to shake it up as you age because living by habit is not good for an old brain. My poor brain is tired now, but it is getting plenty of exercise (unlike my body) and I think it is good for me.
I have a sponsee who has just started a new job and when she whines to me now, I tell her MY similar stories. Oh what fun!
Going out into the world again today with nothing but faith. If I had no faith, I could not leave this house. It is terrifying out there!