Road to Ironman: Jay Blog 5

I get so caught up in the moment, I forget that we are all the sum of all of our actions. Above is a snapshot of my last seven days. The run is purposefully behind as we are set to do the Glass City Half Marathon on Sunday.

Why do I get so caught up in the moment? Society has made it normal to look for the quick fix. It’s easy to get lost in the what everyone else is doing, we are all addicted to social platforms. In reality we are the sum of everything we do. Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.

In this seven day snapshot, I have done over the distance of the Ironman Swim, I will have done right at or over the distance of the bike (if everything goes to plan) after Saturday and then Sunday I will have done the full amount of the run. So if I ignore that instant gratification of killing myself with volume, just because I’m having a shitty day. I will be fine.

In saying that, this week was a motherfucker! I started it off just fine with a nice cross training workout Monday morning and then a swim before flying out Monday night to St. Louis. Tuesday after a meeting, I flew to San Antonio and hit a three mile run and three hundred pushups before going to my dinner meeting. Wednesday was a planned rest day.

Thursday, I flew and drove all day then immediately jumped on the bike for a sixteen mile ride. It didn’t feel good and I decided to forego my crosstrain session (hey look at me, I swallowed my ego).

Friday I did some cross training in the morning and then hit my thousand yard test swim at lunch. It didn’t feel good but I got it done in fifteen minutes. Stay the course and stay in my lane. This shit is about the long game, not what I do daily.

Thanks for reading and as always… I can’t doesn’t exist.


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