So here I was thinking that training for a triathlon was way beyond my reach. Now I've decided that training for a triathlon is a lot like the rest of my life...
- Tri-swim, bike, run
Life-Mom, Wife, Employee
- Tri-Well orchestrated transitions from one piece of equipment to another
Life-Transitions from one part of the day to another, gym to home to drop off to work to home
- Tri-the temptation to overtrain
Life-the temptation to overcommit (in my life this is MUCH more realistic than the overtraining thing)
- Tri-obsessing about equipment, times, how to fit everything in
Life-obsessing about activities, Kindergarten, clothes, shoes, feeding the family, volunteering, everyones performance, how to fit everything in
- Tri-reading every book available on tri's, running, swimming and cycling
Life-read the book of the day on parenting, stress, working mothers, or the obsession du jour
It keeps coming back to me that I need to find better balance in my life. I gave up trying to be the best at everything but I still haven't quite gotten over the doing everything thing. The tri training is actually helping with the balance, I have a little time to myself in the morning, I am ready for the day when its time to get everyone else up and moving and I feel so much better and more energetic. For the most part I am so tired that I sleep as well. Thankfully I have Mr. D to fall back on to poke me a bit and get me back in line when that part (or any of the others) falls apart.