Monday, 8 June 2009
Two weeks to IM CDA
Todays photo was taken last week during my commute back home at Hyde Park Corner. I though it was quite a pretty sight. The Hyde Park Corner roundabout is usually very busy but for couple of minutes it stood still.
IM CDA is less than two weeks away and I am really excited about it all. However, not everything has gone according to the plan and I am now at peace with the fact that it will be a long and slow day. It won't be fast and it won't be pretty but as long as I cross that finish line I will be happy. Since St. Croix my heart hasn't really been in it and so I have not been 100% focused. My main goal this year is Silverman and I guess I just wasn't able to focus on two ironman races this year. My main goal for CDA is to learn as much as I can and have fun as much as I can. I am not a speedy athlete and my main goal is always to have fun. When I stop having fun I will stop doing this sport.
Last week my old foot/ankle injury came back. I did a run on Wednesday night and everything was fine but as soon as I stopped and started walking it became really painful. I am doing as much as I can two weeks before the face to keep the pain down and to not make things worse but only the day will tell how my injury will behave.
On other fronts Shaun and I are really gearing for our move back to the UK. There is SOOOO much paperwork to be done and we are slowly ticking things on our to do list. We should find out in the next 2-3 weeks where our new house will be. We know the area really well and have asked for some familiar locations but we shall see. I am getting so excited about it now. The place where Shaun's new job is is 50 miles south-east of London right on the English channel and when we lived there last time I was doing a daily commute up to London. The idea, this time around, is that I will keep my place in London where I'll be Monday to Friday and then go down on Friday night. I know, I know, what a typical marriage we got. But the truth is that we know exactly what the life would be like if I were commuting daily - we would hardly see each other as I would be out of the house by 6:30 am and not back before 9 pm and I would never be able to do any training. So this way we get to spend quality time together without me being constantly tired from my daily commute.
So that's the plan. We'll see how it goes.