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Big Goals Keep You Motivated

body Feb 15, 2020

In 2014, I started training for an Ironman triathlon. If you're not aware of what that means, it's a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km ride, and a 42.2km marathon to top it off. 

By anyone's standards that is a huge goal. And it was. But the thing is, when I started training for it, the schedule obvoiusly didn't look like it did when I was closer to the race... in fact, I think the first training run I did was a 3km jog / walk. The first swim I did was 4 lengths of a pool because that's all I could manage. I was accustomed to riding maybe 40-50km at a time, so that's where we started.

It took 12 months to work up to the distances of the race. It was long, it was difficult, it was elating and rewarding. My body changed. My diet changed. I learned to appreciate my time in a different way.

The point is - having a big goal is such a wonderful way to remind yourself of what you're capable of. No matter what it is, if you give yourself enough time to train safely, you can do anything.

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