The other night hubby and I had a discussion about triathlon and he asked me a simple question:
I asked him what he meant by "why". His response was WHY do you want to continue doing triathlon and training. You already did the half-iron distance so why do more?
I have been pondering this question for several days.
Why do I do what I do?
Well, first and foremost--IT's FUN.
It's a challenge.
Every challenge I conquer makes me realize that I am strong.
I am capable.
I am determined.
Fitness for me is not about a size on a label or the number on the scale.
The triumph is in the goal setting, the planning, the achieving.
Don't forget that just 3 short years ago I could not run even a mile and that I was lugging an additional 100+lbs around with me. (Not including Lola! ha)
Being able to complete my first triathlon was FUN.
Learning to go faster was amazing.
Doing my first half-iron distance with a smile was awesome.
I want to keep going. Keep pushing myself. Keep improving.
It is those personal goals that motivate me.
It's not about the medals or the podium (well it is but it isn't) but it's about being a better YOU. Working hard for something and getting it.
Getting it may be finishing. Getting it may be winning.
Whatever it is, it drives you.
You gotta find your IT.
My other motivation??
This princess-doesn't she deserve to have a fit mommy? a mom who shows her by example that you can do anything you set your mind to? that life is about sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone yet finding peace there?
Why spend the time training?
Well,--I like it. (baby I like it!!)
I like how I feel when I tackle a tough workout.
or being out on the road for hours cycling or running.
I enjoy being totally spent and exhausted after a killer session.
I like how I feel physically and mentally.
Why do I get up at 3 or 4 in the morning to train (or blog about training? lol)
Because I strive to be better.
I have said it before (and I'll say it again)-
Triathlon has brought so much more to my life than sport or hobby.
Everyone has a story as to WHY-
Why they do it-Everyone has "their thing"
What is your WHY?
How this for a WHY!!
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