Now you know where I have been let me tell you what I realized tonight.
As I was 20 minutes from completing my run, I thought to myself, I really want to document this experience. I have three weeks of training left, and really this week is the last big week before my competition (or should I say completion) of my first (and maybe only) Half Ironman. Just as I started to feel like I was carrying around 200 pounds and moving through mud, a man passed me and just say keep it up and clapped. It was so inspirational. It also helped that I was watching the sun set. It just put me in a wonderful mood. Listening to Dave Matthews Band, watching the sun set and being motivated to keep going by a stranger. Why do people not like running?
Here is my training this week so far...
Sunday, April 11, 2010: Run 55 minutes. Feeling good, challenging run, hot, but good overall.
Monday, April 12, 2010: Swim 1200m with my boss at 8am, 24 minutes. It was a challenging swim, but it helped that she was right there next to me, passing me.
Run 55 minutes at 7:30pm, tiring. My body was aching, bloody (yep, chub rub from Sunday exacerbated by today's run).
I came home tonight starving because I went too long without eating. I now have a headache from not eating soon after work. After eating everything in sight (I am talking 800-900 calories), I filled my bathtub with cold water, grabbed Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin. After fifteen minutes of sitting in cold water my legs feel a little better.
I hope I can mentally and physically prepare myself in the next three weeks, while staying healthy.