Monday, September 13, 2010
Don't Drink the Kool Aid: Ironman Wisconsin
I'm 13 days out from my first Half Ironman. And, today, registration opens up for Ironman Wisconsin 2011. Get Fit Atlanta's target race for 2011. That means a big group will be training together in the next 12 months. A big group will head up to Wisconsin together. A big group will share a huge accomplishment together.
It's very easy to feel, well, left out.
I know I'm not ready to do an Ironman. 2012 has been my target since all this craziness began. Sure, there were a couple of times I contemplated being ready before 2012, but deep down I've known since 2007 that 2012 was the year. There were/are too many things I needed to fix before hunkering down to train for such a huge event.
Today, my goal is to not drink the kool aid. To allow my friends and teammates to go ahead without me. To accept that it's okay to be a year behind (and I'm not even the only one waiting to 2012, but you know...) To do what's right for me.