How awesome is he to stand in the rain wait for me to finish? My guy rocks! <3
So, Ive been absent from this little blog for quite a while. I'm still here! I completed the Warrior Dash in September and kind of fell off the wagon for a bit! BUT I've never given up and never lost the desire to be as fit as I can be and still live a normal life, working full time, with three active daughters. Don't worry, I've been bloggy stalking you all! ;)
Something happened today that really ticked me off. My BFF and I were talking about how much I struggle to lose weight and how depressing it can be and how frustrated I am. I was talking about how I wanted to be fit and be able to do more and be more. She said that I put too much stock in my weight and I needed to get over it, to look at what I accomplished this year. True. I agree. So then, I said, but I have a super secret goal. Someday, I want to be an Ironman. I want it so bad, so bad I can taste it. So bad I cry every time I watch anything about Ironman. I need to lose weight to do this. I can't carry all this weight for 140.6 miles. Not gonna happen. So, she says, "maybe you need a smaller goal." WTF!!! Holy mixed signal and this is my BFF talking. She completely blew me out of the water and made me doubt myself. (And trust me, I have enough self doubt for several people). I started thinking that maybe I wasn't cut out for triathlon. Maybe I should stick to 5Ks and mud runs. Maybe I would never be and Ironman...
And then... I saw this on Swim Bike Mom's blog: "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." ~ Ayn Rand. Um, yeah. Nobody, that's who! Thank you Swim Bike Mom. Thank you for reminding me. And thank you for being there even when my BFF isn't totally on board.
That is why I am back. I have missed this bloggy community like crazy! I will fit a little blogging into my life! And someday, I WILL be an IRONMAN!!! (Ironwoman, whatever!)