Nov 25, 2007

Base building adventure gains inspiration

You probably have noticed the new header to this blog. With it marks my dedication to making half-iron in 2009. It also makrs something new for me. Being inspired.

The journey is always growing... evolving... and I have conqured my previous fear of not being a good enough runner. I have realized that I am the runner I am and that is fabulous, because I am out there being active. It is not about competition with others it is about evolving into a healthy individual. It is about being that girl. The one that is health concious and not for vanity's sake, but rather for a lifetime of activity and adventure.

So here we are. I threw the stake in the ground a few months ago, and I have taken action to get this ball a rolling. I started to swim with a coach, have taken steps to be more active within my tri club, and this alone has inspired me to keep on going.

I also have decided to design my base-building adventure around the USAT National Challenge benchmarks. Since December is focused around swimming, I am going to focus on swimming as well. January I will focus on biking and swimming, and February I will focus on running and swimming. (I add swimming to each month because that is my weakest spot currently, so I need to spend a LOT of time there.) In the mix will be good solid strength and core work every week. FULL body, and really building my tone and strength to move my muscles in all my other activities. I need to not forsake strength to get in mileage other places. And I realize that now. I look forward to strength workouts.

Come March my base will be built and I shall be ready to get on a formal training plan of some sort. :)

I feel centered, motivated, and dedicated. I feel a real passion towards this endeavor, and for the first time in my entire career of running, I feel inspired.

That feels AMAZING!

So today I pose this question to you - all of my friends out here in bloggy land.

What inspires you? What is it that keeps you going day to day in what you have chosen to do?




Stuart said...

Great post. Personally I am a target junkie! If you tell me what to do chances are I'll ignore you...if I tell myself you can pretty much guarantee I'll get it done! 2008's goals are all a bit wooly at the moment but watch this, well my space, for some stake throwing soon!

Jenniferlyn said...

I know how that goes! I tend to fail when others set my goals for me. That is why I decided to listen to me and do what I want to do. In my own time. :) That has been the hey to this transformation... for me!

Unknown said...

Nice post.

Interesting question "What inspires you" Right now I'm not sure, I guess I'm needing a little inspiration at the moment.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I like the new banner, keep them coming. I get inspired by a lot of things but mainly the people that get out there and put forth an effort. My TNT teams really inspire me because I get to see the evolution of these individuals attaining their goals and of course my 13.1 journey post! Keep up the great work. How did you do on Thanksgiving?

Shump said...

Great Post, I am so excited to follow this journey.

I would have to say that the mindset to attack each day and moment with confindence inspires me. Knowing that no matter what I am doing or who I meet,rest assured I am doing my best to be the best me I can be.

SM said...

My inspirations are my wife and kids. I look at my kids everyday and say to myself I want to be the best dad I can be for them. For that to happen I need to be fit and healthy for them. I need to be able to run around and play with them. I never want to say I can't play becuase I am out of breath or can't pick them up becuase it will hurt my back.

Doug said...

I really don't know what inspires me.

Jenniferlyn said...

I think that we find inspiration along the way. I know that mine has changed over the years. And finally - I am inspiring myself.