So this weekend is the Ramblin' Rose Triathlon. I am registered. And I am not going to compete. I finally made a decision. This one I'm sticking with.
On Sunday I could complete the triathlon. I could swim a 250 any day, I know I could even bike 8 miles without blinking. The run...well I could always walk 2 miles if I was too exhausted to finish. But here's the thing: I didn't work for this. And while some may argue, I truly feel like I didn't earn it. I won't feel worthy of hanging the medal around my neck at the finish line. If this were just another 5k I wouldn't care. But it would be my very first triathlon. And when I choose to actually train and complete my very first triathlon I want to do it with true passion and commitment, giving the training and the race everything I have to give. I don't just want to check it off the bucket list. I want to earn it! So I'm bowing out. Maybe I'll get up on Sunday and take Eleanor for a run instead, but I will not be finishing a triathlon this weekend.