I have a race on Saturday. Am I prepared? That would be a big fat no. It’s the third race in my summer duathlon series, and until recently, I was hoping to set another PR. Well, not recently recently. More like way back when I signed up for the series, I envisioned myself building up to a strong, fast finish at the third race. After last month’s huge PR, though, I pretty much lost my mojo. I’ve really struggled in my training and can’t seem to find the mental fire that fueled the first two races.
Here’s my list of
excuses Reasons I Will Not be Getting a PR:
- I had to take some time off after the last race to fully recover and not injure myself. Three weeks of recovery is completely standard for a sprint distance, no?
- School started for Little Boy, but Big Boy is still on break, so I’m juggling this weird not-summer, not-really-school-year schedule.
- Celebrating birthdays around my house generally takes about a week, sometimes more. So I’ve been living in Cupcake City since Little Boy turned 11 back in July.
- Two weeks ago, my boss asked me to take over teaching the Zumba classes at the health club where I work. Yeah, about that. This is what I look like dancing, though I assure you in real life I actually have a head. Feel free to picture my face with a somewhat pained expression, particularly during the parts where I’m obviously flummoxed by trying to duplicate what the girl on YouTube was doing. This was the very first time I tried this song, which accounts for me looking all stiff and uncoordinated. Ha! Who am I kidding, I always look stiff and uncoordinated when I dance. Plus I’m usually a little off-beat, which completes my White Girl Dancing trifecta.
Honestly, I think the best I can hope for at this point is to run and ride this Saturday with a smile on my face. And not drown, of course.
Have you ever danced for cross-training??
Did you guys catch my guest post over at Age Groups Rock today?? I felt like a total rock star being on AJH’s blog!