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.

9 comments:

Molly said...

You're going to do great! See you in 2 weeks!

jessithompson said...

I'm hoping I finally get to meet you! I'll look forward to cheering you on out on the course. The weather's been great here the last few weeks so the lake is definitely going to be warmer than last year. Hooray!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hang in there ADC! I know that you'll do GREAT! Its hard to mentally (let alone physically) prep for a race when your heart isn't 100% in it. I know that feeling - but I think its awesome that you're keeping things in perspective, really looking forwards toward Silverman. YES!

I'm sorry about the foot/ankle. What is it about taper time that brings up all these little twinges and injuries?? Hang in there - it is MUCh better to go into a race under trained a few weeks before, than over trained. Jen will get you there - you'll do great!

Can't wait to finally meet you!

Oh - and I think the way you and Shaun work it out is awesome! It can take a while to figure out how to work it...but you guys have done great! What you're doing makes perfect sense to me...And I know it will be great to have him back in the UK!

Okay...gearing up for two weeks from now..... :)

D said...

I think the plan you and Shaun have is GREAT!

And if CDA is sucking balls, then drop out and we'll head to http://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/. Seriously! :D

Eileen Swanson said...

So cool that you guys are moving to where you want to be ;-) Awesome! Have fun, enjoy the experience, as every IM is different! You will pull it off and do great!! I'll be cheering for you...

Maggs said...

So what you're saying is your place in London will be empty over the weekends? Too bad London is so far from Hawaii :-)

Beth said...

Lots of exciting stuff going on!! :) Keeping my fingers crossed that your ankle/foot won't give you any pain at all on race day. Hope you are enjoying your taper!

IAN said...

The setbacks suck, but your head is in the right place. Have fun, that is the most important. I am just glad I don't have your commute!

Best of luck!

Maijaleena said...

I can't believe IM CDA is so soon! You will do great! Just have fun.

Nice that you will be living in the same country again!