In writing this blog I found it needed to be separated into two parts. The first about cycling and the second about the race today.
Chapter 1: CyclingIn finding myself through triathlon I've come to love cycling.
Swimming isn't as bad as I once found it. I like masters swimming and going to the pool with Jamie on weekends. I also find it a personal accomplishment starting near the bottom to where I am now. The low impact on the body is wonderful and the "workout high" is great. However, I'll never be truly good starting at this age and some days are just a struggle.
I feel like running is a time bomb. As if I'm just waiting for the next time I will be injuried. If I found a genie in a bottle, one of my three wishes would be to run forever with no threat of injury, until that point running scares me. Being disciplined in heart rate training and stretching has kept me feeling good but being 6-2 and near 190 is a lot of stress on the body from the pounding running brings.
Cycling is beautiful. L
Race results here.
To Jamie; thanks for being there again early in the morning to support me. I love you.