Anticipation

an·tic·i·pa·tion
anˌtisəˈpāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction.
    “her eyes sparkled with anticipation
    1. MUSIC
      the introduction in a composition of part of a chord that is about to follow in full.

    Today is the day of waiting.  You planned, you worked.  It’s almost here. but it isn’t here yet.

    Anti        ci      pation!!

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    The waiting for it.  The working for it.  The realization it’s going to happen soon!

    I truly find my self excited today. I am ready for my race tomorrow.  I feel good.  I feel rested.  For once, I’m not injured and getting ready to suck up the pain.

    I’ll be in the second heat tomorrow.  Here is a fun link on the course map etc.

    Kill Creek Triathlon

    A big thanks to everyone!! Can’t wait to share pictures tomorrow.

What keeps you going?

My morning road ride got me to thinking, what keeps you going?

As the hill loomed ahead, I was stopped at a safe side of the road resting and catching my wind.  Having come down Kenneth, the road was clear but as I rested I could hear the train getting closer to crossing at 159 and Kenneth. As I looked up the long hill, I realized this is going to give me extra needed space on the narrow road.  Quick!! time to get back on the bike and start peddling.  Push.  Don’t stop until the top. You can do it.

My head said I could do it!  My legs were doubting my head.  My breathing was ready to agree with my legs.  My head kept us going.  Just a little further.  You can do it.  and suddenly we were there. Head exploding and legs saying I told you so, but still we were there at the top of that little Kansas hill. As i got off the bike, a jeep passed me on the way down.  He looked me straight in the eye and gave me a thumbs up.  I smiled and thumbs up back that I was a-okay. yeah!!  I made it!! Thumbs up is right!  In the distance you could hear the train guards dinging that they were about to go up.  That was the end of my break.  It was time to get back on the bike and finish my ride.

As i’ve trained these last 12 weeks, I’ve broken down the “I can do it” into small increments.  If can run just to the next signpost.  I can do this hill and then take a break.  I can get to the gym even if it is only for a smaller workout.  I know I will feel better after accomplishing my goal.  Even if it is that smallest goal of running to the next sign post.  I did it.  And that means the next goal won’t be so insurmountable that I won’t try.

So then.  What keeps you going?  What do you want to try next?

 

 

Win for KC

I never set my new year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year.  For me, that is the surest way to fail.  Instead, I spend the holiday thinking about what one big thing I want to do or change in the coming year.  I roll it over in my mind.  obsess about it.  finally I act.  Bottom line, by the time I commit, I’m in for the long haul.  It’s a done deal, I’ll make my goals.

This weekend, I finally took the plunge.  I agreed with my friend to do the Win for KC- Women’s Triathlon.

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Don’t have a heart attack!!!  Because this is something that has been on that internal bucket list.  2014 is simply the year it bubbled to the top of the list.  The hardest part is actually declaring PUBLICLY that I’m going to do it.

So without further ado, I’m going to do the Win for KC Women’s Triathlon in July 2014!!!

 

gulp.  let the training begin!!!