It’s That Time of Year, Again!

Posted by Filed Under: Inspiration & Motivation, Races & Racing, Triathlon, Video

It’s that time of year when it’s dark in the morning and it’s dark in the early evening and it’s cold. It’s that time of year when getting in a good workout means bundling up and facing the possibility of a run made difficult and uncomfortable by the elements.

It’s also that time of year to toss your hat in the ring if you want a spot in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon which is what I did last night (wish me luck).

Today’s video is about facing adversity and getting out on the course anyhow. It isn’t about the dark and the cold weather, though – it’s about carrying on even when you’ve been dealt a low blow like say the loss of a limb. Knowing that people carry on against such a challenge really motivates me to quit whining and avoiding my workouts and just get out there. I hope it helps you, too.

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

One Comment
  1. Jeanne on December 3rd at 9:18 am

    wow. those are some amazing athletes. and yes, i hope i remember them when I’m tempted by my next whine-fest!