Monday, March 31, 2008

A few random thoughts

I don't have too much to talk about tonight but a few things are on my mind.

Thanks to some encouraging words from fellow bloggers regarding my last post, I have a few ideas that I want to try. I am thinking that somehow I can start small training groups for this new Triathlon in my town. I could hold small group runs, rides or swims. In theory, that sounds easy enough. But do I have the guts to do it? I am not qualified or certified to do any such thing. I am just an athlete who does triathlons now. I used to just swim. I used to just run. I have taught swimming lessons and even coached but I have no credentials. What makes it ok for me to do this? I imagine I could somehow find a few days/week to make this happen. I have no idea where to start or if this is even reasonable to think possible. However, it may be step 1 for me. I would love to turn this new passion of mine into a career somehow and follow my dream. I do feel that my calling is in the area of fitness/ wellness. It's what makes me tick.

I have a hard run in the morning. It's the same 10x 2 min uphill that I did after a 2 hr ride last week. I am anxious to try this run without dead legs. I wonder if I'll go further and feel better or if I'll miss the bike warm-up. I do always seem to run faster off the bike than cold. Does this happen to anyone else?

I'm tired. I have been having this period of time each day during which I just can't keep my eyes open. From 2-4p.m. I am a zombie. I know waking up at 4:30-4:45 is early, but I've been doing it for a while. I really want to eliminate this tired part of my day. It makes me snack more than I should and crave coffee. And lately, everyone seems to be telling me to give up coffee.

On that note, I'm off to bed.

Watch out for April Fools everyone!! And please, for us Northerners stuck in a snowy winter rut, THINK SPRING!!!


Anonymous said...

I think you should start a group! Sure, you might not be qualified but then again it's just for fun and adds a little spice to your training!

I always run better off the bike. This is a good thing I suppose but it just seems like my legs respond better and faster even if its only a short spin.

Have a good day!

IronMatron said...

Fitness/wellness has really always been your thing, and I think it's very wise to try to make it into something career-wise. Don't worry about having "credentials" right now. Everyone can and should look to you for advice/guidance. You know a lot more than any of them do! Norway/South Paris needs you!

Anonymous said...

Great thoughts, and HECK YEAH you could start the training group!! I don't even know you, but reading your blog and the comments you leave always motivate me!

You've got the triathlon experience, motivational skills, and I'd say the perfect personality for it!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

It doesn't have to be anything out of the ordinary that you sponsor or lead. I lead a Wednesday and Friday morning run. Because of the early time it is not big, but I can help others.

Rachel said...

I think it's great you are thinking of starting a group! You are certainly qualified enough. A lot of it is just motivating others and having fun in group workouts.

Alina said...

Ange-- you can definately do this! You have guts, determination, experience and knowledge. Go for it!
Love, Alina

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