Monday, May 18, 2009

Time to Finally Take the Plunge?

I've thrown around this idea for a long time now. Well, not exactly this idea, but one very similar. I have had a massive motivation problem lately. I've been eating poorly. I've been sleeping poorly. I've been extremely inconsistent in my "training". Training isn't even the correct word. Exercising is better since I'm not training for anything. Over the past month or two I've gone out for long weekend runs around triathlon races, spoken to cousins who are both training for their first triathlon and even heard that my mom did her first half marathon distance walk/run. This is starting to light a little fire. I've had the idea and interest in doing an ironman distance race for a very long time. It's a bit late to get started in training for a full ironman, but I think 4-5 months should be enough time to train for a fall half ironman distance race. I really dislike the idea of having to do lots of swimming, but the idea of doing the race is a bit stronger right now. Of course, this is all unofficial, but the idea is growing fast. Even out of shape as I am, I'm extremely confident that I could finish a race of that distance if I had to do it tomorrow. However, having some type of training beforehand can only make the experience that much more enjoyable.

Will this become official? Stay tuned for more details.


Shari said...

Eric, I just came across your blog because I was looking for what to eat the night before a run (I'm a beginning runner who is in a training program for a half marathon). I just wanted to let you know that I'm so sorry that you and your wife lost your baby . . . I can't imagine what that feels like. My prayers are with you guys.

This is the second time this week that I just "happened" upon a blog that motivated or inspired me, and it doesn't seem like a coincidence. I was just looking up triathlon stuff this morning, so it's great that I accidentally found your post about it right now. I'm not in any shape to do a triathlon since I have a lot of weight to lose and just started running a few months ago, but it's something that is in the back of my mind for next year. I'll definitely be checking your blog again for inspiration. :)

Eric Smidt said...

It's been a long time since I've even taken a look at this blog. I've had a hard time posting my thoughts and feelings since last year. I'm happy to hear that I have been able to motivate and inspire through my actions. I hope that your training is going well. I'm sure you will find that it is easy to get hooked on running. After I completed my first marathon I swore I would never do another one. Then somehow I found myself signing up for another one. :) Keep with it. It's great for the mind and body.

I'm sure my pizza post was what helped you find my site. I know most people would not agree that it's a good idea to eat that meal... ever. I'm no expert, but I know it works for me.