Yes, tomorrow is the day. The day I take the step into Triathlons. Will it be a starting point to future Triathlons or will it be the end. I wonder sometimes why I am wanting to do this thing called a triathlon. Why do people push themselves mentally and physically to the point where they could snap at any time.
I have never really been one to push myself prior to 2 years ago. I was living a pretty mundane lifestyle, just kinda making it day to day, week to week. The biggest challenge I had was getting up on Saturday to mow the lawn. Looking back I don't see nothing wrong with that kinda lifestyle, but it sure seems boring. Some people may find that living like that is all they ever want to do. That is fine and dandy. But, is that really what we have been placed on this earth for. Did God or whomever you believe in create you to just exist? Just to go through life without any real meaning. I think not. Since I started exercising and pushing myself 2 years ago, I have had a new enthusiasm for life. One that my wife cannot understand. (she just wants to exist) My enthusiasm spills into all aspects of my life - work, play, friends, relaxation. The most fabulous feeling I have every had in my entire life was the day I crossed the finish line of my first marathon. I admit that I cried for awhile, tears of joy. Not to mention tears from the severe cramping in my legs - ARRRHHH.
So, with that said - I look forward to the challenge of tomorrow and the future. Bring on the mighty Sprint and Olympic distance Triathlon. And look out 70.3 and full Ironman because I am not done yet. I am not done pushing myself to greater challenges and experiences. I may never be an elite athlete, or professional at that. But you know what? The nice thing is I don't have to be. I just need to be my own SUPER HERO.