I’m anxiously looking forward to my first team swim practice. We have a few phenomenal coaches and I’m prepared to accept all sorts of constructive criticism. I just hope they don’t immediately run away in horror. Or try to convince me to wait before embarking on an Ironman. Swimming is my weakest link; I would certainly prefer to fit in and look like I know what I’m doing, but I know I have room for improvement and can learn quickly.
Getting out of your comfort zone always turns out to be productive so I’m apprehensively optimistic.
I think that’s what I’m looking forward to most throughout training: getting out of my comfort zone. As uncomfortable as it will be, I know the experience will be extremely rewarding. Everytime I’ve taken a risk it’s been worth it – if only because it was a learning experience. Going away for college. Sending out hundreds of resumes. Accepting that first job. Moving to New York. Moving to New Jersey. Signing up for my first half marathon. Signing up for my first marathon.
Little did I know, this was only the beginning!
What else am I looking forward to over the next six months and beyond? Thank you for asking! I happen to have a list:
My first transition! Awww…(P.S. don’t worry I organized it better post-picture.)
That’s a long video. If you can, watch it. If not, fast forward to the last 5 minutes. Mike Reilly is there, cheering everyone on as they become an Ironman.
(If you were here, you would know I just spent an hour watching Ironman videos on YouTube and bawling my eyes out. They are addicting and emotional. But you’re not, so we’ll pretend you don’t know that.)
So here we are. Lots of learning and living and swim-bike-running left to do. I’m prepared to take notes.
Do videos of endurance events make you emotional? Do you know what a cassette is?! What do you want to learn this year?