“It’s always the small pieces that make the big picture.”
So, we are another month into this triathlon thing, and I’d be lying if I said it has been the most amazing experience. You might even be surprised to know that there were so many days I deliberated before actually signing up for the half ironman. I had a couple of nights where I lost sleep… anxious over wanting this, but not sure I had the courage to actually do it! Yes, the “OCD” in me crunched the numbers, determined the worst-case scenario and contemplated the decision for days…. days!!
The truth is, this shit is tough! I’m not really sure what I expected or how I expected to feel. I knew it was not going to be easy. Balancing training, family and work has been a challenge, and coming out the other side guilt-free – well, near impossible! BUT… (seems like there is always a but), this experience has tested and taught me so much about myself and commitment… and I am only halfway through this journey! I have found by trying to tackle this new purposeful goal of mine (doing something that scares me) that I am capable of so much more than I give myself credit for. To accomplish great things, you just have to “embrace the suck.” I certainly cannot do it all, but if it’s important enough to me… I JUST GET…IT… DONE!
Every little bit counts, every last piece of it! I’ve learned from this experience that it’s not always going to be the “perfect” workout, the “perfect” healthy choice or the “perfect” time! Nothing is ever “perfect.” But even the smallest of choices…. the kids, the training, the diet are all actions in favor of YOU! And every choice in favor of YOU gets you one step closer to living your best life!