Day 110 of Training for Ironman Cozumel 2013

Well, here it is, 110 days into my Ironman training. I felt my right knee this morning when I was getting out of bed. I’m thinking it is a little aggravated and sore and that I’ll just need to ice and stretch. This of course is an attempt not to freak the hell out as the race is just 1 week away. However, today is a day off so it will give me time to rest it.

110 days seems like an awful long time but it has gone by fast and I would have to say I am much fitter than I was when I started. “PERSISTENT CONSISTENCY” is my moto and I’m living proof.

As my departure for Mexico gets closer, I’m feeling relatively calm even after the 2 cups of coffee I just drank.
I’ve done the work, and as I tell all my athletes, just believe, believe that the work is done and now I’m just fine tuning, staying healthy and gathering energy for the longest damn training day of my life. If I think about the event as being a race I feel slightly uneasy, but if I frame it as a training day, it is much more manageable.
My Dad called me last night. He said it was a commercial break from the holiday shows he was watching. How cute is that. I’m not sure my parents understand the event but they get that the Ironman is a big deal when I tell them the distances. Hopefully they will be able to figure out how to track me on line.
I dropped my car off at my local repair shop for it’s 60,000 mile tune up. Yesterday I had to get tires for my car. It feels like I am bleeding money. Isn’t that Murphy’s law, when it rains it pours. But as I always say, a cats gotta do what a cats gotta do. My little Element will be purring like a kitten soon.
So now to venture into the office I figure out what is vital to get done and what I can do while I’m away. I don’t want too much to worry about while I’m away. Worry, that crazy thing you can do nothing about and sucks the life energy out of you.

Okay, I’m off to eat breakfast now, just one more distraction from work. I love it.

Positive thinking. Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm