Because I somehow manage to get myself into many ridiculous predicaments, I am currently training for a sprint triathlon, which will be here in just 5 short weeks. I am following a 7 week training program and am trying really hard to stay on schedule. Between having three children, a job, another job, 8 million kid activities, etc., it is very, very difficult to stay on schedule.
That is not the only difficult part of the training, however. The actual swimming, biking, and running training is not a walk in the park either. Last week I had to ride my bike for an hour and then run 800 meters. At first I thought this would be a piece of cake. I can ride my bike an hour with little problems, and I was thinking to myself “1/2 mile? Psshhh… easy peasy”. I underestimated how difficult running after riding my bike would be. My legs felt like jello and I felt like I was moving in slow motion and my feet were stuck in blocks of concrete. The experience shook my confidence and made me question my ability to actually do the triathlon.
My husband was very reassuring and reminded me of how difficult swimming 1/2 mile was for me at the beginning of my training and how much easier it has become with some practice. “You can do anything you set your mind to”.