• 12-17 hours of training a week
• early morning workouts
• yards of swimming... long runs... longer bike rides...
• money spent on race fees, gear, coaching, gym fees, ect.
• fatigue, aches, pain, hunger, taper madness, post-race blues...
And for WHAT?
• 14-17 hours of racing?
• a medal?
• a tshirt?
• a running hat?
• a waterbottle?
But it's not the stuff...It is about:
• the FITNESS
• the LIFESTYLE
• the fellow ATHLETES
• the FINISH LINE
• the JOURNEY
I have the support and consent of the most important person in my life, my husband - my training and racing impacts him the most....
I thought once would be enough...but it doesn't ever seem to be enough. So why deny myself?