Live to sweat

 

I started my journey with QT2 Systems and coach Mary Eggers  about two weeks ago. I am so incredibly excited to be a part of the team. I have been mentally preparing for it for a while, but was caught up in marathoning and ultra marathoning, getting married, moving… you know the heavy stuff :O)

 It has been a long time coming. Battle injuries and the quest to complete Boston 26.2 again this year (but this time with out a limp!) One of my stops along the way through this story will be Austin 70.3 in October. Right now it feels like there is endless work to do on the bike and swim, but with slight hesitation that the focus will take away from my strength- the run. One of the greatest lessons this journey has taught me is to TRUST! Trust your coach, trust your team, trust the numbers! One more mile isnt always better :o) I love training. There is something about pushing my body to new levels that keeps me coming back for more. For a long time I felt like I was searching for my purpose, my passion, my “career”. Once I finally took away the “you should’s and you can’t”, I realized the answer was staring me in the face. I want to be a professional triathlete. THIS is truely where my heart is and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to pursue it. Now comes the challenging part. Proving to the world that I am good enough. I know one thing…I will do what ever it takes to accomplish my goal of getting my pro card. So bring it Eggers 🙂 Bring the yards, the miles, the cadence, the tapers, the doubles and triples. After all…it has to hurt a little if were really going to make it worth it!

As I was blogging (is that the correct term?) earlier, I have some work to do on my bike. My first meeting with Mary started like this :
“Do you have a tri bike?”

“Nope 🙂 :

“Do you have Aero Bars?”

“Nope:)”

“Do you have a heart rate monitor?”
“Nope:)”

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM? hahaha Just kidding! And YES! I like to call my bike a work in progress:) At least its carbon!

The first week of training was great. I got to do a ton of swimming and testing. The second week has been hectic. Traveling always gets to me- but man does it feel good to be back! I love the California weather! Kind of like Boston marathon weather every day here :O) Maybe Mary will offer a deferrment policy for my Brick on Tuesday :p

 

 

Today I had some words with my bike. After the chain fell off and I covered myself in grease, my garmin died 10 minutes in, I got lost out near napa somewhere, and forgot to put sunscreen on my back! Talk about rookie! I came home with no water, a dead watch,  a greasy shirt, and a lobster back. As frustrated as I was, I had to laugh. Seriously though…charge your garmin, put on sunscreen, and plan your ride! Sounds easy :p I have a feeling this is just the beginning of the lessons I am going to learn while spending solo hours with my bike. Bring…it….Mary?

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One thought on “Live to sweat

  1. Holly says:

    So excited for you, Katie!

    And (selfishly) excited that we’ll get to share your journey with you! 🙂

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