I am not a triathlete. I don't want to be one. I mean no disrespect, but it takes a mindset and I praise all that have it. But while I acknowledge that, I think of all the specialties in the race that should contribute to general physical fitness and weight loss. Do they have to be so hard???
Again, I don't want to do this. I want to lose weight. That's it.
I'm not swimming 2 miles. I'm not biking to the west coast. I'm not running more than I can drive. I just want to burn calories and lose weight. Yes, I've changed my diet to under 2000 calories per day. I've tried to exercise 45 mins a day 5 times a week, although it's more like 4 times.....
And I've lost weight.
But for a commoner like myself, does the effort I've put in over the past 2 months warrant this??::
And as I typed this, I realized I felt dejected due to my injury and slow progress. Then I realized who I was talking to and thought, "You have all inspired me so much. Should my little bruise deter me?" Seriously. I'm annoyed by a little bruise when you all may deal with road rash, heat stroke, and crashing waves (sometimes) to name a few issues. You deal with all sorts of bruises every day, mental and physical.
I TRY for 45 minutes.
You succeed for HOURS. HOURS.......And I'm worried about a bruise. Seriously?
You may think you suffer. But think of who you inspire.