Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oh the nerves.

When I first signed up for this Triathlon it seemed like a distant dream. I thought I had ages to train for it and prepare myself mentally for the challenge of doing three disciplines consecutively. The truth is that I when I decided that this is what I wanted to do I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time to prepare but I do think I have used what time I had effectively.

But this still has not stopped me from getting exceptionally nervous everytime I think about it. It hits my stomach like a wave. I can feel my heart skip a beat and I then get this intense feeling of "Oh my lord, can I do this?". Then the side of my brain that rationalises kicks in and I realise I can do this . The only one holding me back is me and my thoughts.

What have I got to lose? Nothing. What have I got to gain? Everything. Am I proud of me and everything I have accomplished? Hell yeah. I am going to tackle this obstacle the way I have tackled all the other obstacles in this past year. With my head held high and a smile on my face, even when I felt like crying and running away. I am a strong human being both physically and now most of all mentally.


  1. Welcome to the tri world:) As I stare at my event countdown at 194 days, it seems insignificant.......Yeah right! then I oanick and wonder what hte hell I am doing! But, we put in the training days and the hard work and after all it is heart surgery! Hope you are having fun in teh process! Cheers

  2. Thanks Skierz. I am having sooooo much fun in the process. Just some days are obviously harder than others and life can get in the way or have other plans, but so long as I stay focused and dont go off on the beaten track than all is GOOD.

  3. Barb, the mental strength is the great benefit that comes from overcoming those physical obstacles (besides health and fitness)! It totally changes your mindset, and eventually you no longer think in terms of "can't!" The very word and concept become foreign!

  4. You are so right Vern. Everything has changed about me. Physically, spiritually and mentally. Most of all MENTALLY.

  5. Go! Go! Go! The important thing is enjoy the event. Greetings from Spain.

  6. Thankyou Xocas. I will definately enjoy it. I am looking forward to the challenge.


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