Wait a second! Why is 10:42 PM way past the bedtime of a 29 year old fully functioning (well I like to think so) adult? That isn't right! Oh right, I am training for an Ironman.
And! Tomorrow morning (hello past tense in the future?) I AM SLEEPING IN!!!
Wait a second?!? How is 7:30AM sleeping in?!? Oh right, I am training for an Ironman.
I read a blog post tonight (last night) that mentioned the person was sleeping in. Why did this thought quickly fill my brain?
"YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO ABLE TO SLEEP IN!!!"
But wait.a.fucking.second. I can sleep in ANYTIME I WANT!!! But I don't. Why? Oh right, I am training for an Ironman.
Saturday morning I am meeting my coach on the Quassy course @ Hodska o'clock, aka, 6:45 AM for the ride followed by a brick. This venue is 60 mins away. Do the math. This isn't a race morning, and yet it will be treated as such considering the early time. I will NOT give up a chance to train with my coach. In fact, we will be holding quite the pace for this ride and brick run.
But back to the whole "sleeping in" issue. Remember when you were a kid and you just couldn't sleep in on a Saturday because there was cereal and cartoons to eaten and watched? Then you got older, and sleeping in became a luxury (or a necessity)?
Then you got REALLY old and found triathlon, which demanded you waking up at O'Stupid o'clock every morning and going to bed at the latest, 10PM. What happened?
Then!!! And this is the worst part, waking up this early and going to bed this early becomes part of your routine. And then suddenly you DO sleep in on one of those rare occasions and you feel guilty because you feel like you should be doing something to earn that breakfast.
If you hit this point, and you know you have or will again, please please please please, take a reality check and realize that training DOES NOT OWN YOU!!!!
Go to bed late.
Remember YOU are paying for this hobby, not someone paying you to do this hobby. Drink a beer and eat a fricking burger.
Have a Happy Friday :)