Monday, June 8, 2009

...the need...for speed....

Have you ever had days where you woke up and said "Ugh! The last thing I want to do today is workout!" That's the way I was today. I did EVERYTHING to put it off. I cleaned the house, got boot camp calendars set for July, redid our 800 number recording, bank deposits, paid bills, did laundry....ANYTHING except that workout....

But 630pm arrived and I found myself at the Lake Highland Prep Pool ready for a swim workout complete with a speed ladder. Speed!! Hmmm!! Something so incredibly foreign to me...but something I admire.

I have two very sweet friends on the Team in Training squad that embody that word called Speed. Terri and Brandi are little speed demons. They make all the disciplines of triathlon look effortless. They are graceful...fast...precise...and skilled. Its such a gift....and its just not a gift I possess.

But if you talk to my Team In Training Coaches Bill and Keith..they will tell you I might not have the speed...but I can go forever. Just like the camel in the desert...I can survive for miles. I might not get there fast....but Ill get there.

So...as I made my way through my ladder workout tonight...I admired the one thing I need just a little of....just a little speed....just enough to get me to that line by midnight!!

Anyone got some spare speed they could let me borrow (and NOOOO...not THAT kind of speed!!!)

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Love your blog...I'm right there with you on the speed...if you find someone, let us know where you get it!

Ryan said...

I am going to have to protest. Just because you have no speed now does not mean you will never have speed. If YOU believe you will never be fast, then it may be true. Just because they think that you will not be fast does not mean you can't, only that they will be surprised when you are. Think of it as a challenge or a dare... Don't give up. You are not a camel, you are becoming a gazelle.

IronBob said...

Remember. It's all about the journey. It takes a special person with special will power to keep on going. If you just remember to enjoy and embrace the day, all things work out.

Big Geek said...

Missy... I still have some speed left.. you are welcome to any I have...