Part of the reason why I like triathlon is because it shows you what you are made of, mentally and physically. This season, I want to see just how much training my 2010 self can take without breaking down. I found out last fall that 20 mile running weeks were just about perfect for me, but I was not swimming and was biking only for cross training/ recovery purposes. This spring, I want to keep up my running mileage, while adding back swimming and amping up my biking.
Of course, in addition to my physical limits, I also have work and family responsibilities that have to come first. Triathlon can be a selfish sport, but I'm not out for faster times this year. I want to find that sweet spot where I am as fit as possible while still meeting the needs of those I love. I don't think that these are mutually exclusive goals. Training gives me more stamina for LIFE and LOVE. Being outside by myself gives me time to think, to pray, to dream, and to appreciate the abundant life that I have. I'll keep you posted!