Tuesday, September 12, 2006

its my Dilemma...

What a crazy morning. First, I talked myself out of getting out of my warm bed to go swim at 4:45am. Then when I did wake up and left for the day the traffic was totally crazy and took way longer to get to the gym at a decent time to complete any sort of a workout. Being as I did not wake to go swim early, I would pick it up at the gym pool but as the traffic sucked I was not able to get to the gym with the pool so I chose a different one and was only able to get in a 30 min. Stationary bike ride and 15 mins on the precore elliptical trainer. Therefore, I came to the conclusion that I have to make the sacrifice to get out of that bed and get to swim, bike or run. It will be all those early morning sacrifices that put the meaning of "tired", LOL, kidding, of.. well I don't really know what meaning it will give but it's gotta give some kind of meaning. I was thinking today of my Ironman future dilemma. As I was thinking about signing up for a future Ironman race in 2007 for the 2008 season, I thought about which race I would like to participate in. It came down to IM Arizona (April), IM Couer d'Alene(June), and IM USA(July). Here's the dilemma/problem as I see it. Out of those 3 I like IM USA first, than Courd de lane, and AZ. If I wait to sign up for the 2008 IM USA I might not get in and would have missed out on the registrations for AZ and Couer dA, which, more than likely would be sold out, so then that means I missed out on all 3 of the IM's I tried for. This would then leave IMOO in Sept to sign up for or IM Florida. I like the MOO venue as well, just didn't want to wait till the end of the 2008 season to participate in an Ironman. So what anyone think? Got any ideas? Anyway, just wanted to say that I completed the 12 week Body for Life program! If you have not heard of it, it is basically a 12 week workout program that you workout and eat good for 12 weeks. You take before and after pictures and you can officially sign up for and compete against others for the best 12 week body transformation and win great prizes! So I signed up 12 weeks ago and completed my 12 weeks on IMOO day. I was happy with my results, although, not where I was when I did it back in 2004 but I still did good. Initially, I started it just to get back into a more dedicated workout routine but along the way I found myself missing the running and triathalon sports and being as I was on my road to better physical condition, why not get back to triathlons, so here I am! I have started another 12 week session yesterday and will take me all the way up to the December Las Vegas Marathon, of which, I am running the half. It's the accountability that keeps us going! Rockon`

1 comment:

Steven said...

Sign up for IM Coeur d'Alene! That was my first one when I did it in 2005 and I LOVED it! It was a blast, the course is awesome, the scenry top-notch, and venue is great.

I did that one in 11:29 and I'm going to try to beat that time when I do IM Canada in 2007.

Good luck...whatever you decide.