Saturday, July 16, 2011
Last weekend I completed Ironman 70.3 Muncie, IN triathlon. This is a half Ironman. I've finished other half ironman races but this one had a different lesson. So we're all on the same page a triathlon is three sports; swim, bike and jog. A half ironman is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 jog. What lesson did I learn - finishing. I had the intention of finishing my race at a specific time. Well as the race went on all was good until the jog. It was a very hot day actually it was extremely HOT. As I was making my way through the 13.1 miles, I realized the real goal was finishing. The conditions were much different than I expected so adjusting my outcome never changed - finishing the race. Sure it would have been great to have completed in a better time but finishing it was the ultimate goal. In life we need to adjust our expectations but understand the target never changed - to finish. So let my lesson be a gift to you. Keep your eye on your target and understand how it plays out may be different than you planned. But don't give up, stay with it and finish, you'll still feel amazing and very proud of your commitment. What resources do you need to take your life to the next level?