Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Harden UP.......

Eyes open: 500am! Heavy sigh. This was finally a day to sleep in, rest and recover but I guess my body thinks sleeping in is about 500am. We started a new boot camp yesterday so equipment had to be delivered to start a 500am class...that meant I was up at 330am.

With coffee in hand, I sat down to my computer to read email and get my day together. I've been kinda down since Miami and I know I shouldn't be. In the past, it was ok to just "finish" the race. Now the bar is always set higher and it is very depressing when then goal is not achieved.

The first thing in my email: a suggestion from a friend on Facebook to join a triathlon group known as HTFU...Now for those of you who don't know the acronym, let me put it this way : it means HARD THE F... UP! Keeping the "F" silent, I guess you could just shorten it to "Harden Up"

I laughed. Isn't it funny how some things come to you when you need them the most. In my head, I could hear myself saying " Stop whining Melissa..its time to move on."

I did my best in the race, I finished. I didn't get swept into some bus and taken to the finish line. I wasn't in the medical tent. Hell, I was way beyond being last. I just didn't P.R.

I have to credit a fellow blogger for this quote because it was so perfect for my experience this past weekend. I found it in his blog and it was so wonderful, I ended up posting it on my facebook:

For in running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability, with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions.” -Glenn Cunningham

Time to stop being my own worst enemy.

The blister on my right foot had to be lanced Sunday night and I am not to run or cycle until Thursday. Today, Hector will put me on the swim treadmill for an hour :) Now that should be fun!!

Time to harden up....


Tri Mommy said...

Coming from someone who is notoriously hard on myself... you need to give yourself a break. You finished a 1/2 marathon with a blister than needed to be lanced. I think the pain fact may have something to do with not PR'ing. I'm trying to learn to be the friend to myself that I am to other people. SOunds like we need to give each other lessons - cuz I know if I were in your shoes you'd be telling me the same advice!

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