I have always been a rule-follower and as a child I worked hard to keep the peace in a household of 4 kids and many pets. So how come now, at age 35, is my own form of rebellion surfacing? And it comes out in such an interested disguise --as a triathlete rebel!
I love to run and my routine runs feed my soul. A few months ago I decided that it would be fun to expand my horizons and push myself to participate in Endurance Magazines three Ramblin' Rose Tour events. I jumped right into training and participated in Ramblin' Rose Winston Salem in late August. It was a blast and I really enjoyed incorporating swimming and a bike ride into my routine.
This weekend I am participating in event #2 of 3 -- RR Charlotte. Yet the past 2 weeks, I have been at war with this rebellious part of me that does not want to get on a bike or get in the pool -- I just want to run! Although frustrating, I feel well trained enough to participate and remain healthy yet the bigger challenge I face is to garner a better understanding why this creature is re-directing me to the trails. At minimum -- it has provided lots to think about on the awesome brisk morning runs!