Inspiration and then some.

Tonight I had my second run workout with Texas Iron. We did a hill off 10th street and Meridian, a few blocks off of Lake Austin Boulevard. We ran up and jogged down six times, the idea being that the first two would be conservative, the middle two faster, and the last two fast. My times were 1:36, 1:34, 1:28, 1:30, 1:26 and 1:26. I was pretty pleased with that, though I’ll be interested to do the same workout a month or two from now to see how those times change.

Then I came home and watched a YouTube video of a recent Ironman finish by one of the girls in my training group. Go here if you want to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB1LysIhxTM. Hopefully that works. If not, search for “Learning to Fly: An Ironman Journey” within YouTube. I dare you to watch it and tell me that you’re unaffected by it – that it doesn’t make you want your own journey, whatever the source. I love that she’s smiling so much of the way through, and I hope and pray that I will look so comfortable on June 22, 2008.

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