Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The White Wizard... approaches

Naw, it's not the white wizard. It's actually two events I signed up for like a FOOL that approaches. When signing up for such things months and months in advance, the feeling of ease that comes from seeing all those ample unfilled squares of my calendar in between this day that is "today" and "that day I have to do the Triathlon" or "that day I have to run 13.1 miles" is, it turns out, short lived.

Because time marches forth. The pressure mounts. And suddenly, out of NOWHERE, June is here and Lord, love a duck! June is the month right before JULY which is the month right before AUGUST! What have I been DOING!?!? Well, I can tell you what I've NOT been doing.. and that's training as much as I probably should be.

Particularly for the swimming portion of the Triathlon. I'm going to drowned. Drowned real good... real fast. Though at least my life will end where it surreptitiously began... in ye old Huntington Utah. There's some comfort in that.

Then of course, there's that pesky half marathon in August. Not dreading that as deeply since I was suckered into running almost 9 miles a couple of weekends ago so what's another 4.1? Child's play.

Thus - with said events looming, I've constructed the following schedule. Admire the color codes! The efficiency! The hope! The ambition!

I'm very good at making plans and organizing... but could probably work on follow through. I guess now's a good a time as any to start working on that too!


1 comment:

dre said...

Best of luck! If you need any help with your swim stroke, I'd be happy to help. I've did swim team for 4 years, lifeguard for 5, swim lessons for 3. I'm sure you can get great workouts from Alex, but I'm really good at pinpointing stroke structure to make you more effective in the water.

I love swimming, so you won't have to twist my arm to get in the water.