"Self-discipline is the capacity to do what you need to do, rather than what you want to do. It's difficult, but the result is worth it."
Ever since MLK weekend, our weekends have been packed with kid activities. We've either had a volleyball tournament, a soccer tournament or a day with multiple soccer games. I've also had a couple of races thrown in there. It's been tough to get my training in.
This past weekend we had yet another tournament. This one was a soccer tournament and it was out-of-town. As usual, I had checked the hotel where we were staying to make sure they had a fitness center and I packed my workout clothes.
We usually don't find out the schedules until a couple of days before the tournament, and our luck is that we usually have early games. Not this time. Saturday's games were at 11 and 5 and Sunday's games were 11 and 2. Oh how nice it would be to actually sleep in for a change.
But guess what? I didn't let myself. I made myself get up early, head to the fitness center, and get my workout in. All before time to meet the team in the lobby for breakfast. Even after the Saturday night team dinner of Mexican food and margaritas (hey, we were in San Antonio!), I made myself get up again on Sunday morning for another workout. I'm glad I did. I know it will pay off down the road.
Unfortunately, the treadmill has been my friend lately. After being out of town and enjoying some beautiful weather, we came home and had SNOW on Tuesday. Yes, you read that right. I feel sorry for those of you who have it all winter, but for us, for the one day we had it, it was beautiful. We only got a couple of inches, but it came down in big, fluffy flakes and we had enough to make a snowman.
So, despite the weather and dislike of the treadmill, I've gotten my runs in. Despite the weather and somewhat dislike of the trainer, I've gotten my bike rides in. And despite the cold, I've gotten my swims in. I even got my longest swim to date in (3,000 yards).
The best part of it all.....the weather is suppose to be beautiful Saturday and we actually have a free day. Oh yeah. I'm going out for a long bike ride. AND, I get to try out my nutrition. I know the day of Ironman will be a very long day and I've done a lot of reading about nutrition options that others use. I have decided to give Infinit a try while I'm on the bike and my order came today. The first test will be tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
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