Why I'm writing this blog.
I was certainly unaware of what I was doing when i first subscribed to this Nautica South Beach Triathlon.
As far as I'm concerned I'm not in bad shape , I ran 2 to 3 times a and two months ago I used to cycle like 13 miles as a hobby. It was natural decision for me to join the Nautica South Beach Triathlon in which SONY the company I'm doing and internship with, had the opportunity of register me in.
First of all I thought half a mile of swimming was like a walk in the park until i tried to swim in a 25m pool and almost killed myself:; yes, in a pool, that's when i first started to worry. Next week I decided to go train in open water just to made a fool out of my self not being able to swim 2 out of a 14 boy distance. After that i just thought i would drown while racing.
If that would be my only issue, i had no bike. 18 miles of cycling after swimming half a mile in a mountain bike sounded like my only choice, the possibilities of renting anything that had two wheels in order to complete the test. I really know how it hurts your bottom to ride a bike after not riding for a long time believe me it's not a blissful feeling.After searching on Craigslist.com and asking around in the office, I finally found a Claudia who lend me her bike. Although the issue was that it had a cassette problem which I had to fix.
To make things easier on my that week I had family and friends visiting me, so repairing the bike was not possible until one day before the competition. Had tow wake up at early enough to camp outside a bike store just to be the first in line. Thankfully after waiting for like an hour store opened and repairing the bike just took like half an hour. It was Saturday and I couldn't prepare my bottom to the competition the day after since I needed the rest.
|Sony 2012 Triathlon Team|
Long story short, competition day came, I had no competitive swimming skills, I hadn't rode a bike in like 3 months, and my running shoes where basketball oriented ones, and please don't forget the fact that i had been prohibited to run 2 months before due to a knee problem. Still i was up to the task and I was really eager to find how I would do, recently i find myself hard to take NO for an answer.
|Didn't knew Gatorade could burn your eyes that much.|
It took me 2 hours and 18 minutes to finish 1/2 mile swim 18 mile bike and a 4 mile run. I was 18th out of 40 competitors out my corporate team. Most of the corporate team, who knew me congratulated me for finishing above the average, my time was fairly good considering it was my first edition.
|Kasper and I after finishing, My boss beat me by 16 minutes||!|
As I said before, recently I find hard accepting a NO, that has been due to recent changes I had on me. The mental power each of us have is enormous and goes beyond physical strength or power, and you do not discover that until you push your mind enough to discover sometimes you can overcome those physical limits.
From time to time I'm called obsessed or weird due to the fact I do things, i rather think its dedication or discipline, nevertheless it has been this way that helps me to overcome my limits and go beyond. This blog is intended to share the way I do things, and what motivates not to quit doing ANYTHING.
|Its all about the discipline|
This is the only post that will take you more than a minute to process, each of my next messages will take you no more than 30 seconds to read and like, my proposition is to help you hype your day in no more than 30 seconds, to remind you that you can turn on that switch you've been wanted to press, but haven't.
Welcome to your 20 second mental run.
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