I’m a believer in “never say never,” you never know. I once said I was never interested in doing a triathlon. Who wanted to take on that swim? Ha! Well, evidently me.
So, never say never, but…
Never again! I’m one and done folks. This is ridiculous. The logistics alone.
I’ve got heat rash popping out on my thighs, back and butt whenever I go on a long bike ride.
I was told by my son “Mom! You came home for 1 night – no not even – 2 hours and then you leave again.”
During long rides, I get texts from home, “When are you coming back mom?”
I get up early to workout, to find the fitness center isn’t open yet (at 7:40am? Couldn’t imagine it’d be closed) or that they don’t have a stationary bike.
When traveling, I research all the details at a pool near my hotel only to find out they were closed to the public after 2pm (after telling my new co-facilitator that I couldn’t go for a drink with them, which I didn’t feel great about) Why not tell that to someone from out of town who calls ahead?
I forgot to pack my running shoes for vacation. Researched, found and bought new ones.
After my 5 hour bike ride in the South Carolina heat and humidity (heat index over 100), I went into a grocery store and couldn’t find a thing. I was totally out of it.
I’m mentally tired of figuring it out day after day.
I never need to do this again.
I believe that “one and done” can work mentally to my advantage on race day.
I’ll tackle each part of the race – each obstacle – because “today is the day.” I’m pushing through right here, right now. Not another chance around the corner. Time to be tough, be strong, keep going.
Now what I’m not likely prepared for is the chance that it can’t happen on September 11th due to weather shortening the race or a big bike malfunction or injury that keeps me from moving forward. I’m not sure I’d be ready to handle that disappointment.
I want the chance to do this on September 11th.
I’m ready to be one and done
I’m ready to be an Ironman Finisher!