I finally imported my old Blogger blog over here to Word Press (hooray!). I started that blog in the summer of 2011, right when I first began to train for the Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon. My, how far I’ve come.
Now I have a few open water swims under my belt, can ride a bike without falling off (most the time), and, well, I still hate running. But I am now signed up to do the Iron Girl sprint distance triathlon on May 6. Am I ready? Nope. But I’ll get through it. I’ve had so many meltdowns on the way, and probably would have dropped out, but I somehow convinced my sister to do her first triathlon with me, and my parents are coming out here and basically treating this whole thing like the Olympics. So quitting was not an option. I am a little nervous, as they told my sister “Lyndsey, if you come in last, or behind a 400 pound person, we’ll be really embarrassed.” Uhhhh, chances of me finishing behind a 400 pound person, not completely unlikely. Never mind that my parents probably couldn’t bike 13 miles or run 5k, but now I know they could be facing a day of disappointment. Ahhh my parents.
The thing I’m struggling with right this moment is a complete lack of energy and motivation. My period arrived 2 days ago, and for some reason, this event knocks me on my ass. Every month. You’d think my body would see it coming and prepare, but the mighty crimson tide must be stronger than I realize. I am energy depleted and totally unmotivated. Yes, I know I need to do the workouts. I’m aware I haven’t really gotten a solid brick in (please don’t kill me coach Nancy). But right now all I can think about is how amazing my bed is, and curling up with my dogs and sleeping for 20 hours straight. The idea of doing that bike ride again makes me want to up that number to 32 hours.
Any advice? What works? I’ll try experimental nutrition. I’ll take supplements. I’ll drink strange things. Anything?