Road to Ironman: Jay Blog 17

I’m sure next week I will talk about the race week jitters and all the preparations for the actual event, this week is about relaxation.

When you spend seven to eight months preparing for an event, you sometimes get lost in the goal. I constantly caught myself thinking about the end result and being pulled back to enjoy the journey itself. Ultimately the journey is usually what you remember more than the accomplishment. If you don’t enjoy the journey, you won’t enjoy the result.

After finishing the trial run of 70.3, I just tried to enjoy life for the past week (it’ll end up being two by event time). Yes, I still worked out and got what I needed to for the taper. More importantly, I slept/rehydrated and spent a lot of time with my family. That is much needed when it comes to dealing with the stress of the actual event being here. So this week’s message, always lean on your loved ones and spend time with them when stressed… it helps.

As always, I can’t doesn’t exist. BOOM.


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