Friday, October 10, 2008

Yesterday, I mentioned to my boss that I was headed up to Ironman Florida to help out as a support dive...and without thinking I added, "Let's hope I don't do anything stupid while I'm there . . . . like sign up for next year's race."

Why did I say that?

I'd *really* like to do an ironman race.

I've done half the distance.....and hey I made it with 20 seconds to spare. Of course I'm ready to do twice that! Right?

Some days, I think to myself, "just sign up. The worst thing that can happen is you have an excellent motivation for training all year and you have a fantastic swim & bike and so what if you don't make the run will motivate you more for the following year."

Other days I think, "what total humiliation. I'm not at all ready to tackle that huge a challenge. I should work on getting to a sub 6 hour marathon, consistent 16mph on the bike, and a place where I can finish the swim in under 2 hours first." But will I get to those places without such a lofty goal or deadline looming ahead?

I have decided to NOT make a decision until after I witness this years race. We'll see.....