Sunday, October 9, 2011

One. More. Week.

I hate to say this.  But I am burned out.  My body is just tired and I'm looking forward to a week from today when my season is over.  But - my training the past few days helped lift my spirits.  I really like the saying 'the only time you regret a run - is the run you decided not to do'.  So I went into my 12 mile run yesterday morning with a positive attitude - and that smile on my face made all the difference.  My running mileage has been high and fast this past week, so I was not sure if I could keep the pace coach wanted me to hit.  But I did - and the last mile being the fastest keeping a great 8:40 pace which is my goal for next Sunday.

The rest of the day was spent cheering all of my kick ass friends who where rocking out Kona - Libby, Kim, and Marni, (while cleaning out closets...yeah...I know...real exciting) and then heading out to a beautiful beach wedding for one of my training partners - and drank some wine:

I woke up this morning ready meet up with good friends and have a great 50ish mile ride down to Grayton Beach.  But looking at the radar - it was showing lots of rain and 25-30 mph winds at 5am.  Humm.  The trainer was looking pretty good.  No one wanted to ride so I decided to go back to bed.  Slept until 8 (which was AWESOME) and decided to suck it up and ride outside.  It was a tough solo ride due to the hard core hurricane like winds - but it was worth it.  I kept on thinking about my friends riding in Kona the previous day - and knew I could get through it.  Done and done.  I'll take a ride in the wind then on the trainer any day!  

I know I've said this before - but having a positive attitude is everyone.  So the next time you don't 'feel' like training - just suck it up and get it done.  You won't regret it!  


KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Good for you on getting out in that crap weather and getting it done. That is the spirit of an Ironman!
Can't say enough about approaching life and training with a positive attitude. Makes all the difference in the world.
Keep up the strong running girl! See you soon!

Lora Abernathy said...

What a great attitude! It reminds me of that saying, "Somewhere, someone busier than you, is running right now." Good for you!

Jennifer Harrison said...

YEAH! Hang in there!! Not much longer. :))

Christi said...

Congrats on getting out there and getting the work done and being positive about it. That really is the key to training for these long events.

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

almost there!!!! good luck with the final taper and glad u liked the new age wine. yum yum. if you dont have a world market ill getcha some more before IMFL :)

Kim S said...

Ahh thanks Chloe! I appreciate every thought and I'm glad you decided to suck it up. I was doing the same dang thing! You rock :) Thanks again lady!