Here I am again. I seem to come and go with posting on this site.
I am a big Top Gun fan. I think a lot about when Mav looks to Goose for guidance. I thought of that quote during the Ironman swim. I was stuck in a group of triathletes a swarm or us all competing for the same water. I was panicing. I was there doubting my abilities, and my commitment. I lay back did the back stroke and re grouped. "TALK TO ME GOOSE" "TALK TO ME GOOSE" Prior to the race I had drawn on my left hand a smiley face( so that I would smile and have fun) and on my right had I wrote "Do It" I had put in the time and training I just had to believe in myself. I rolled back over and did it. Once I was headed for shore on the first lap. I knew I could do it.
I struggle lately with the commitment and goals. I have taken this year to regroup with the family. I have had no clear cut triathlon goals. I have now been given clearance(by the wife) to do the Gator Half Not sure if I am ready. I did a crossing at Luckys last week. I did an ocean swim this weekend. I could probably muster up a half Ironman. I would like to do one under 6 hours. Not sure if that goal is obtainable. I am still having issues wiht my achilles. I am having a coaches meeting next week with the Team in Training group for the upcoming season. This is something that I have never done. A little outside of my comfort zone. But, I am a believer. Set a goal and work towards that goal and anything is possible. I was able to get the skills I needed with the Team in Training group to complete my first triathlon and then use those skills to go on the IRONMAN.
I just purchased the Zoot running shoes. I did a 30 minute run on them this afternoon. WOW. Super light and nice. They slip right on. I am impressed. I can not wait to run in the when it is hot out. All for now. I am in Knoxville, TN now headed to Nashville in the morning.