So…I have a HALF IRONMAN in 3 WEEKS!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I have to admit, I’m feeling very overwhelmed at this point. I’m starting to think it was a stupid idea to sign up for this thing knowing that I would be moving from Germany back to the states, and that it would take a while for all of my training stuff to come in including my bike. After two months of waiting, my furniture, household goods, and my bike finally came in this weekend: 3 WEEKS before my race.
I’m trying not to freak out, and tell myself that my goal should just be to finish since this is my first Half Ironman, but…
I’m a competitive person. I will probably have to just get over that for this race. To compound with that, I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed by training. I was supposed to run 10 miles and ride 2 hours this weekend. None of that happened b/c:
A) I had movers at my house all day Saturday.
B) I had a headache ALL day Sunday.
C) My bike was actually broken because the movers in Germany packed it wrong plus I can’t find my bike pump anywhere yet. The thought of jumping on a spin bike for two hours like I have been doing ever since my bike was packed and sent to the states, makes me want to vomit. I’m SICK of riding inside the gym staring at exercise balls for hours on end.
D) I DIDN’T WANT to workout AT.ALL.
If my bike was in good condition to ride, I probably would have ridden Sunday. My body is craving the bike, but I wasn’t feeling the run despite tweeting that I was going for a 10 miler in an effort to motivate myself to get out there.
I’m burned out! The sad thing is: I just want the next 3 weeks to be over with. I’m already planning on what I will be doing exercise-wise for a month after my HIM. A clue: It will have nothing to do with triathlon. I love triathlon, don’t get me wrong, but I love to do other types of exercise too.
All I can do at this point, is just stick to my schedule and make sure my diet is clean. Here goes nothing!
This morning I did get out for my 10 mile run, and I think the weekend break did me some good. I actually enjoyed it. Trail runs are definitely good for the soul.
Up next: some yoga if I can find my yoga mat in the plethora of boxes.
P.S. Check out my guest post on Kitchen of a Runner from Saturday!