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Inspired Living

Do it well ~ While trying not to drown

Sarah Stanley

So. This week, training has been tough. July DC weather finally decided to come. And I have been battling sickness. My runs, rides and swims have been tough. This morning while in the water I wanted to bail the whole time. But I didn't. While it would have been easy to get out of the water, I thought of what would happen if I did. Would I be able to compete in Ironman if I did? Would I be able to do well? Or just barely make it? And that's my topic for today. Doing it well.

So often we go through life with the "bail" thought process. If something is hard, we want ( or do) give up. Or do it with half a heart. No matter what we do we should do it well. Even though we may not feel like it.

As I was trying to swim through the water (which felt like rocks & I felt like I was about to drown) I really wanted to quit my training/workout. But as I was thinking about it I thought about it again. The reason I am in the water training my butt off is because I have a goal. A race.  A **little** thing called an Ironman.

If I want to do well in it, then I have to train. And I have to do it. I will have tough days for sure. But if I gave up every time I felt like it I wouldn't be able to compete. It was with that thought that kept me in the water this morning.  I don't know about you, but I want to do it well.  And I think you do as well.  And, yes I didn't drown, I am still alive and kickin' :)

Photo by Kathryn