I feel blessed and appreciate all kind and encouraging words from my friends, family, people I coach (I consider them to be my friends too) and especially my life & training buddy that is my biggest inspiration. It's definitely easier to keep going with all the support.
My race weekend is here. I feel happy & strong & ready to go!
Honestly, I am enjoying shorter (taper week) workouts, waking up later than usual and I don't feel guilty about taking afternoon nap. It's been two months since I have signed up for the #1 race of this season. My first triathlon season ever. It's been six months of focused training. I am not a pro, but I can proudly say that I didn't miss a single opportunity to work on my weaknesses and improving things that I am good at. I read books, did research, watched videos and ate every "tri" advice. Quote in my bedroom says it all: " Triathlon doesn't build character, it reveals it. "
I think I have became as self-disciplined as I have ever been, just because I love training and I am always willing to do my best. When I fell off my bike on Mother's day and experienced road rash as big as my left thigh, it took me two weeks to feel confident on my bike again. Well, it was not a big deal. I see people doing Ironman with prosthetic leg and those guys are superheroes for me. Anything is possible, if you have strong will power. Quitting doesn't count, so don't stop when it hurts, stop when you are done.
See you at finish line, happy & strong!