I’m still living in a world where I’m not sure it seems real that in 30 days I’ll be doing Ironman Maryland. Just one month until race day. I’m pretty calm but then again if you don’t really believe you are doing something why wouldn’t you be calm? Seriously though… I don’t see the purpose of getting too worked up over it. What will that do for me or my race? Especially this far in advance. It’s totally normal and understandable to feel a little nervous or anxious before such a huge race, but we are able to control our energy. Acknowledge your feelings then let go of what won’t serve you.
It’s an amazing feeling when I get up some mornings to think about how I’ve transformed through Ironman over the past 10 months….and what a great time I’ve had. I can’t say that training for my second Ironman has been much different than my first but I can say the overall experience has gotten even better this time around. I’ve enjoyed it so much that IMMD will not my second and last Ironman like I expected. I’m super excited to set new goals, train harder, and do great things with my next Ironman. I’ve already committed to my 2015 Ironman but I’ll save those details for another day.
Today I was lucky enough to train with my mom. What a great sport mom still is. After sunrise yoga on Race Street Pier under the Ben Franklin Bridge I took her swimming. Today was the last day of the season for the Kelly Pool and I will miss training in that pool. On our ride to the pool mom told me she thinks of me every time she swims laps at the gym. Well that’s funny, mom, because every time I swim I think of you. Every. Single. Time. I’m pretty sure that’s because mom was the one who had me swimming before walking at 6 months old. I’m so grateful she took us swimming every summer. I’m not a fast swimmer but I’m very comfortable in the water.
So as I sit here 30 days away trying to make myself realize that this race really is happening soon, I am happy and looking forward to the experience. See you soon, Ironman Maryland!