Friday, November 30, 2012

And here we go

So these last few weeks have been what they call recovery weeks. Usually you read on blogs and magazines that after a big race it is a good idea to get off from training, get back to your old routine and also try to be normal again. Well we have done a bit of that, have tried to do some running and riding but that's about it. Not really a lot just enough to continue us moving and not just sitting on the couch.

Well, tomorrow marks day 1 of our Ironman Texas training. It is the day when coach M will share with us what we will see, how we will see it and much more. All this of course after a nice 10K+ run around the track with some core workout , yes... I'm sure we will have some planks, supermans, abs and many more that we will probably share on another day.

Tomorrow is day 1 of our journey to our ironman. A journey that we actually started on February 5 when we signed up for the team and actually started to take shape on April 22 when we completed our first sprint Tri. A journey that definitely became a lot clearer after finishing up our first 70.3 at ironman Austin. Well, this is just a few more months of journey 6 and change to be precise. 6 more months of hard training, trying to stay away from accidents, injuries, watching our nutrition, supporting each other and many more things that come with long hours of training and long weeks of both work and training.

This past weekend coach M and a few others completed IM Cozumel. Reading their reports has given us a different perspective and view as to what we are expecting. We had seen them train and suffer through the summer on the long days of training. But reading what they went through or even the reasons why they did it definitely make us see things differently. It has given us a boost needed and also has reminded us of why we started this journey. Even though we have a competitive spirit deep inside of us (we all do) we stated this journey to be better, to be healthy, to spend time together doing something we both enjoy and have been extremely lucky to have been able to do it and also share it with our team, and more importantly because WE GET TO

We are going to try not to post summaries of what we did I'm sure y'all will get tired of seeing we swam, biked and ran. We want to give you more of an insight of what we are going through, things that we think, feel or enjoy while we do the SBR thing.

Hope you stick with us through this next few months of journey and helpfully we will get to hear on May 18th (sometime during the night before midnight) those words that give us chills "YOU ARE AN IRONMAN"