Tuesday, May 22, 2012
What's a Girl to do?
My ultimate endurance goal, is the same as my buddy the Janice, the Fitness Cheerleader...to do a Half Ironman. I know and accept that I'll never be able to do a full Ironman. My back is too far gone but I think I can squeeze out a half if I really try.
But the other side of me wants to get back in competition shape and compete in a figure competition again. That's also something that I had a lot of fun doing and was getting but it too would take a lot of time and effort which would be different than the time and effort needed to do the half ironman.
So what's a girl to do? Oh yeah and by the way, I'm still in school getting my MBA and don't graduate till next August. ARGH! The smart sensible side of me says...
Come on Katie, don't you think you have enough on your plate? Don't you think you should maybe lay low this year and just get through school?
But then there is the ever present need to compete athletically. The need to feel the pain of pushing yourself to limits you didn't know you could reach and then feel the joy and sense of accomplishment once you achieve it. Seriously it's a high like none other.
So maybe I need to compromise. I started looking around trying to find maybe a sprint triathlon or two just to get back into it.
Prep for a figure competition is a 12 week process. Should I find one to target and start prepping? SO many choice so little time (literally). I'm the type to feel better when I have a goal. Help me figure this out.
What would you do? How did you set your goals? How did you make sure they were realistic? Have you ever set a goal that was too aggressive?
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