So far this year, I've trained for 8+ days. No, not trained 'on' 8 days. My total hours of working out so far this year add up to a bit over 8 days.
Somehow, it doesn't seem like much when stated that way. How about.....I've trained for about 200 hours. And a long ways to go yet.
Today I pulled an envelope out of the mailbox (yes, it's Sunday, but I just don't check my mail that often) from "Ironman Headquarters." It was a DVD of the televised coverage NBC did of the 2008 Ironman Championship. And yes, I stayed up late watching it while I folded laundry. I have a whole new perspective watching it now...mostly I'm scared. Or maybe I should say that I have a 'healthy respect' for the task ahead of me. But you know what.....seeing some of the folks that cross that finish line (72 yr old woman; wheelchair bound ex-motocross youngster; amputee), there is *no* reason why I can't be one of them. Plan for success. Even if it takes 16 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds.