In less than 3 weeks, I will be doing my very first Triathlon. Training for it has slowed down a little. I knew this would happen closer to the date. This always happens to me. I get all excited during the earlier stage and I lose steam towards the end.
Fear has is a major motivator though. Fear of not completing the race. Fear of giving up in the middle of the race. Fear of feeling embarrassed by coming in last. Fear of not even starting the race. Fear or not being able to swim that short distance. Lost of sleepless nights for me I think closer to the race. What did I get myself into?
Everyone I speak to tells me the aim for the first Tri race you ever do is to complete it. To cross that finish line. To put one feet in front of the other. To tell myself that you have to try something once. This is that something I thought I would never do. Me, swimming in a race. Me, cycling in a race. Me, running in a race. I usually do these for fun. I some how have to make it fun again.
But for now, I need to step up my game. I am doing this for me. I am doing this to prove that I can do it.