This upcoming weekend I get to experience something entirely new!  I get to go to an Ironman and watch!  That’s right – I get to be at an Ironman and just watch!  I’m really looking forward to it, but I do have a part of me that really feels a draw to take part in IMWI this weekend – fortunately I’ll be supporting my wife, Mary, in her first Ironman!

Back in Feburary I wrote about Fear and how it affects me.  Well guess what?  I’ve got that feeling back in my gut, a feeling of deep, irrational terror.  Terror of what?  I don’t know exactly.  I think they are the fears that we all deal with when it comes to a “big event.”  The fear of under-performing, fear of being unprepared, fear of the pain, or maybe it’s the fear of something that’s better left unsaid.

Time to harness that fear and use the motivation that it provides to rest hard, train hard, and have one hell of a great race in 6 weeks.

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