I've found through the years that the more motivated I am in my own training the more I write on this page, the more I finish things I started in my personal life, and overall, the better I feel. There's something to be said about being organized, and in life, like in sports, the one who's got the most specific plan is usually the one that succeeds.
I decided to throw my hat back into the racing ring. It's not that I had been pondering it for long hours, or losing sleep over it. Rather, I got myself a road bike, remembered that I'm not a bad bike rider, and thought, "Why the hell not?"
I'm getting married in the next few months and my beautiful wife-to-be competes as a professional athlete. In every way, she motivates me to be a better man-a "superhero" in my own movie. She's awesome on so many levels and athletics is just a small part of that. Seeing the focus that she brings to her workouts gives me chills. Laser-like precision would be an understatement. With that in mind, I decided if I could harness just a bit of that, I might have some success of my own.
It's not wholly that I'm getting back into racing for success. I want to be competitive again to have a goal, a focus. I love riding bikes and I love being fit. Why not combine the two and throw in the objective goal of racing? Seems to me like a pretty straight shot and one that I've done before.
So what does this all mean? I don't exactly know but I'm excited. When I think about my training I get the willies and the tingling excitement that I haven't felt in a long time. Having a plan is awesome, but having something to shot for (i.e. a race) is even better-at least for me.
So here's to another (my second in a row!) week of being back in training mode. Let's hope I rock this week just like I rocked the last!