Entering my 2nd season of triathlons I have come with a full load of races and desires. I have entered this season in a position to watch new triathletes go through the same experiences that I went through last year and a part of me is a bit jealous. Jealous of how new everything is to them and remembering what it felt like. Part of this is due to the fact that my training hasn’t truly started yet. For the last three months I have been sort of floating through my training in anticipation for when I would really start. In a little over a week I will officially start my quest to complete a ½ Ironman.
The next 21 weeks will be full of highs and lows as I progress towards Pigman. The grueling hours of sweat, blood, and tears will no doubtingly completely open me up from the inside out. Exposing my strengths and weaknesses in hopes to prepare me for this challenge I have undertaken. Only by exposing everything can I hope to build myself up again and come out the other side as a stronger person and athlete. Only by pushing my limits will I ever find what my limits truly are. I think this process is so important and it’s truly why I’ve plunged head first into endurance sports.
For now I wait somewhat holding my breath for the beginning to arrive. It’s the nervousness and excitement all rolled together as I try to prepare for what will be a long and hard journey. A journey that I can’t wait to start yet scared of at the same time. I hope the next five months will leave me with those new experiences. Hoping that I will experience those highs and lows and meet the challenges that will unfold. Though as I write this post I really have no idea what the next 5 months will bring. The only thing I know for sure is that a week from Monday the countdown will begin. A new season…A new goal…A new race…
Bring it on Piggy!