Back in the Saddle.......Again!!!!

author : Michael
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I heard an athletic trainer say that in life we have many setbacks. The key is to overcome these setbacks, but the question is how?

By Michael


While traveling this week, I heard an athletic trainer say that in life we have many setbacks.   The key is to overcome these setbacks, but the question is how?  

I have to say that the last few months have been a little challenging for me.  I normally take off the months of November and December or just do some fun, light, unscheduled workouts.  But this November and December were different.  I made a career change that was for the good, but then the excuses started flying.  I am trying to train for the new job, having to travel too much, I’m on an expense account and I have to eat out and go with the flow of eating in unhealthy manner… The list could go on.  I have been so busy that I have been unable to log on to BT and I have really missed that.  So all excuses aside, what am I going to do to get back on track?

No excuses!  I have to heed the advice that I have given others.  Get up and get out the door.  It’s easy once I break the habit of confining myself within the walls of my home or my office, but I want to have the feeling of being irritated when I miss a workout, not the feeling of being irritated because I know I should be working out.

So to get back in the swing of things, I have set up a time to swim with some of my friends so that I can have some accountability with someone and that will make getting into the habit a little easier.

I also went back and read one of the first articles that I wrote for BT “Never to big to Tri”.  I found some things that I had lost touch with that I can use to find my way again.

I know that I am not the first to fall off the training wagon, and I won’t be the last.  I think the most important thing that I need to realize or anyone else needs to realize is that it doesn’t matter if you fall off the wagon.  What is important is that you get back on it quickly as possible.

This is not rocket science!  It’s time to get up off the bench and back in the game, because the season is only a few months away!

See you at the finish line, because I am Still Tri’n,



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date: January 24, 2005


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