Monday, October 02, 2006

The sun rises


Today is the first day of the rest of my life... or so they say. This morning at 5am my training for Ironman CdA began. As the sun rose when I was leaving practice at 7am I thought of how many sunrises I would see in the 264 days that remain before June 24th. I know they won't all be as beautiful and crisp as the one this morning. Some will be rainy and cold. Some windy, some hot. The 264 days that follow the 264 sunrises will probably be the most difficult, but definitely the most fulfilling of my life. I am going to push myself harder then ever before, go to bed tired, wake up sore. Spend long days writing my thesis and early mornings swimming, biking, and running. There will be days I doubt myself and wonder what the hell I'm doing. Other days will be filled with excitement and accomplishment. But in the end I know I'm going to look back at October 2nd and see how far I've come. How far I've grown and it will all be worth it

9 comments:

Wes said...

We got your back. Welcome home....

CT Cookie Monster said...

Great Picture! Perfect way to "frame" the next 9 months of your life. You are going to do great. Just remember to pace yourself and try to set some short term goals to keep you grounded and focused. Before you know it you will earn those 4 inspiring words.

Papa Louie said...

Looks like a beautiful start of a wonderful adventure!!

rice said...

I love the sunrise.

Lets get it started!

cheers

Rice.

TriSaraTops said...

Similar to my posts from early December, 05....fun to see you get to do it this year! I am so jealous! :) You are right--it will be very hard, but it will be VERY worth it. Excited to live vicariously through you.

JenC said...

Bring it on! You're ready. I'll be joining you on this journey in less than a month!

Rachel said...

What plan are you using? I would love to check it out. I'm not ready to start formally "training" yet but I think I can do Ironman CA when it comes around. Have you signed up yet? I have to figure out when I should start training.

Kate said...

I'm looking forward to following your journey!!

qcmier said...

Oh this is going to be so fun following you.