Monday, April 28, 2014
I spent a good chunk of my weekend trying to figure this thing out. I'm all about the spreadsheet and needing to have a plan. If I don't have an end result on the schedule, it's hard for me to feel like I'm working towards anything. I plugged in some races (currently the RBR relay, Fitbloggin 10k and RnR Chicago are the only ones I'm registered to run).
You'll see a triathlon on that schedule. A friend who knows me very well asked whether I felt obligated to do a triathlon or if I really wanted to be a triathlete. It's a great question. Answering honestly, I'd say it's more obligation. I spent a shit-ton of money on a bike (but in the grand scheme of tri-bikes, not really that much money). It forces me to cross train. But the fact is, I don't love it. Triathlons stress me the f*ck out. I'm a crappy swimmer, afraid to bike in traffic, and a mediocre runner. Yes, I can complete all 3 events, but if I don't enjoy it, why am I doing it?
I think because of injuries, I'm questioning my status as a "runner". I also know that without a ton of very specific training, I will not be a "swimmer" or a "cyclist". I don't have the skills and frankly, there's too much fear there.
Motivation Monday: a serious question