If you are a frequent follower of this page, you are probably something like me and have a bent addiction towards exercise, maybe not exercise but fitness in general. I would also assume that like so many of us contributors to this page, you have a childlike, butterflies in your stomach, crush on one particular sport. Whether it is running, cycling, triathlon, rowing, mountain biking, aerobic, or anaerobic, we all have that one, maybe two, thing that we call sport that breathes life into us.
I always thought that running would be the thing that would soothe my competitive desire as I age. Knowing full and well that I would never be a compensated athlete, but maybe this would keep me going, and needless to say it has done that very well. Running has forced me to plan out my year better; it has forced me to put training plans in place, not only for a particular race but for my overall fitness. It has motivated me to motivate others. See running to me has never just been about putting one foot in front of the other. It has always been about a lifestyle. For those of you that are runners, you know what I am talking about.
However, a new kid on the block has moved in. You see as a runner I always knew that good runners typically make strong finishing triathletes. But I never thought I would consider triathlon. For one because I struggled in the pool, never really being a strong swimmer, I allowed this to be my barrier. I began slowly, putting in a couple hundred meters every other day, figuring out good form. I would do research to learn proper technique. I started increasing my distances. I also began introducing new workouts. Quickly my anxiety turned to desire. I began finding myself craving the pool.
Not only am I craving the pool. After a few triathlons in the book I have discovered what I would have to say is my ultimate sporting passion. I have not only found an activity that gives me passion, but I have found something that increases my total fitness. I have found something that cultivates new desires in me to be competitive. I have found a sport that presents a whole new set of goals and expectations.
I want to encourage all of you who might read this, look at your fitness desires and determine what is feeding them. Also what are some of your ultimate passions?
Keep Working Hard!!!!!
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