"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to." ~ Lao-Tzu
Not sure if I totally agree with Lao-Tzu saying, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless. Sometimes wanting is not really the problem but creating time is just so dang hard sometimes.
But this week has been a good week for me. I actually found some time to do some training sessions I wanted to do. If I didn't have time to do certain things, I didn't stress about it and just said "I don't want to."
But as some of my body aches from training start to lessen, each day gives me a bit more confidence to move torward my goals for 2007.
I'm actually excited about 2007. 2006 was a long year training for IronMan, eventhough I have not lessen the endurance factor in my races. I'm trying to break it up a little bit with different adventures while trying to accomplish the same effect.
More mud and more trails to run this year So this weekend was about that.
So Saturday I went on a solo trail run, only around 7.5 miles. It would have been 8.5, but somehow I got a little lost running in the forest preserve. But sometimes I think I needed to run by myself, to pace myself, and find myself. Along the way answered some questions why I still like to run. Eventhough my heart rate is still pacing way high during my trail run, (215 max hr - hopefully my Garmin was a little haywire. If not I think I would pass out with a max Heart Rate like that). I made it without stopping to catch my breath so it was a good day. No tylenol needed.
Sunday was the group mountain bike ride and trail run. Eventhough I was mostly in the back of the pack during the trail run. Just felt good to be out there once again and not gasping for breath like I was a week before. But another 8.5 miles in the trail running log.
Then came the brick mountain bike ride. On the same muddy trail we just ran. I had to say it was tough, but I hung in there as much as I could and surely was dying at the end. It is always one of those things that you cannot wait till the end but want to try again once you are finished.
So the stats for the week:
Bike trainer 2x's
Treadmill Running 2x's
Trail runs 2x's
Mountain Biking 1x's
Falling on my ass while running - Zero x's (thank goodness)
The aftermath - Here's to mud in your eyes!