I am hoping that some of you who read my blog can help me ESPECIALLY if you have done an Ironman distance race before. Did you have problems fitting your workouts in around your life? Did you feel just very very tired and sometimes overwhelmed?? I truly am in awe of anyone that does this kind of training AND has children to raise (like my friend Beth). My work is somewhat demanding but not like raising a family would be.
In times like this, I have a tendency to just shut down a bit. I just pull away from some of the workouts and responsibilities and just take a breather. Its usually not for long but for someone with a "to do" list a mile long, its a shock to just step a way from it for a moment. Today, I reschedule alot of stuff going on in my week because my husband was able to get some time off and he wants to go somewhere with ME!!! Now...this is an awesome thing don't you think?? My husband of 23 years actually wants to spend quality time with ME! I know alot of people who would love to have a relationship like that and I KNOW that I am very very blessed but there is a stress to all this that I am just not handling well. I don't want to lose sight of what is most important (my husband, my marriage, my life with him) but I also don't want to fall down on my dream (becoming an Ironman and continuing to be consistent with my workouts.) This balance has been difficult for me.
So, if you have any advice, I am all ears.