You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there. ~ Yogi BerraActually, sometimes you get where you need to be even if you don't know you are headed there when you start out. I certainly did not know I was headed for Ironman Lake Placid (only 233 days away!!) when I started this blog a year ago.
I also didn't expect that when I started blogging about my triathlon and marathon training that I would get the opportunity to connect with (and meet) such an amazing group of people (that means YOU) who inspire and push me to be my best every day.
I started my blog at a time I was feeling pretty alone in my training. Don't get me wrong, I have lots of amazing friends who are 100% behind me and what I am doing (I SO appreciate you guys, please don't think you are not included in this - you are!) But at the same time, it isn't really their thing, which is totally cool. I started reading triathlon blogs, and I began one of my own. Suddenly, I was no longer alone in my training, I had a posse of other age groupers just trying to balance it all life, work, and training.
The truth is, it can get lonely out here long distance training, when everyone you know is dancing on tables, couch surfing, and staying inside where it is warm. You end up turning your back on a lot of that for some lonely miles on snowy roads, frozen eyelashes, and quality time in the pain cave so you can hit your next season stronger than you ended the last. That is my plan at least.
I think it is worth every minute. I sure am glad to know you guys have my back. Trust me, I have yours.