03 April 2005

Why is it

that some days everything just works and it seems like I can do no wrong and other days I can't do anything right no matter how hard I try.

Yesterday I knew I needed to eat right and go for a short run and drink lots of water. I had a run this morning and I needed to be hydrated and fueled for the run plus I needed to check my new insoles and make sure they would work. Did I do any of those things???? NO!!!! I had a giant Safeway sandwich for lunch. Tried to go for a run at 4pm and felt like I was dragging that sandwich around so that didn't work out well. Then the only real water I drank was kind of late at night and it wasn't that much. Oh yeah, lets not forget the cookies, angel food cake, and pop tarts..... UGH!!!!!!!

Meanwhile today was the complete and polar opposite of yesterday. I had a race at 7 this morning. It was great fun and I placed 4th in my age group (5th really but the 1st place dropped out). Before the race I had a banana and part of a Baker's breakfast cookie. After the race I had some Gatorade, a muffin, 1/2 a banana, and 3 shots of gelato. I then came home and went for a bike ride (YEAH ME!!!!) and did my strength and functional exercises (DOUBLE YEAH ME!!!!).
I had some good rice and stir-fry for lunch and some potatoe chips and that's all. Oh yes, I snacked on an apple. I mean how completely different from yesterday could it possibly be????

I just don't completely understand motivation and why somedays it's in such short supply and other days it's around in a overabundance........

I have come to some realiziations today. I want a road bike real bad but it doesn't look like that's going to happen in the near future. So, I've come to grips with the fact that a mountain bike is all I have for now. It's not the end of the world. I want to do some bike races/triathlons and I'm just going to do them. I will get a road bike in time; I'll live till then. Oh yeah, I realized that for triathlons the bike part is not my problem, it's the swim. If I don't master the swim the type of bike I have doesn't really matter. So I'm going to ride my mountain bike and really work on my swimming. Once I get to the point where my swimming is halfway decent I will again begin the search for a road bike.

Okay, I'm off to make the WW soup so I'm armed for the week when my motivation lags.

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