Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Found Confidence

I've had a love/hate relationship with triathlon for the last 5+ years. I want to love it. I really want to do it. I want to be good at it. But with every race I've done I haven't felt satisfied and always give up on it. After a very success 2009, I decided to give triathlon another try. Why? I don't know. And even worse, I put HUGE races on the schedule and PAID FOR THEM. Which totally means I HAVE to do them. Darn it!

The previous olympic duathlon and triathlon I tried, I absolutely hated. HATED! But, I really enjoyed my experience at Rev3 and now I'm staring at triathlon with a whole new outlook. I'm excited to be racing again in just a few weeks. I'm seeing my workouts as challenges instead of dreadful hours.

Maybe I'll look at it differently after Kansas in a few weeks. For right now, I'm going to ride the high of my new found confidence.

5 comments:

Tim Kasparek said...

I'll be seeing you down in Kansas!!! My plan is to pull into town on Thursday and will be staying until Monday. -Tim

Colleen said...

I can see how this happens... you ARE getting better and probably see races as a reward more than a punishment! :) Keep riding that wave!

Jamie said...

I've never been super happy with any of my triathlon results (except for the times I was just hoping to finish).

I think that is one of the reasons that I'm so hooked. They are so damn complicated and there are so many opportunities to screw it all up that you can ALWAYS find ways to improve, come up with a new game plan and aim to do just a little bit better next time around.

Just my 2 cents...

Glad to hear that Knoxville got your head straight so that all that race entry money won't be going to waste.

E.L.F. said...

I'm happy to read this because I can REALLY tell a difference in your spirit lately. Mostly because you are emailing with a lot of exclamation points (ha!) but I can tell. I'm glad. I knew you had it in you :)

Melissa said...

I so know what you mean. Sometimes when I'm doing long swims and I KNOW I'm rather slow I think THIS SUCKS. I'm used to KNOWING I'm doing something really good (running).. I have the same feeling when biking sometimes. But, I think, that's just my ego so I say keep up the good work. You are out of your comfort zone. It's not supposed to be easy. That's what I tell myself. :)