I have heard from many people outside of our little bubble at home, that the Iron Hippie and I are “very disciplined” and that it is a quality many “admire.” It is true that we get up between 4 and 4:15 am every day and that our heads hit the pillow around 8 pm every evening. It is true that we do an am and pm workout almost daily. It is true that we typically juggle our schedules around our training. It is true that we’ve decided to take one full year off from drinking alcohol as we train. It is true that we eat mostly healthy (foods that provide us with the energy and fuel stores our bodies need to train like we do).
We are disciplined, but why? I can only speak for myself…I am determined to be better prepared for IRONMAN Wisconsin this year than I was in 2011. I am driven to grow stronger and more powerful while swimming, cycling and running. I am committed to do my absolute best and set new personal records. I am courageous…I am not going to let fear prevent me from being successful. I am doing what I love…swim, bike, run 😉
Sure, there are days I don’t “feel like” completing a workout as scheduled or even “feel like” completing the workout, but I know that I will reap the rewards on race day if I have the discipline now.
As of today (May 7), the Iron Hippie and I are officially 8 months sans alcohol, which means only 4 months away from IRONMAN Wisconsin. That is both great and scary at the same time 😉
How disciplined are you? What motivates you to be so disciplined?