My first Ironman nightmare!

I woke up a number of times last night and tried desperately to shake off a nightmare I was having, but I kept dozing back into it. We were in Coeur d’Alene. I had finished the swim and was struggling to find my bike. After far too long of searching, I finally found it covered with a bag. When I removed the bag, I saw that my bike was in pieces – completely unassembled. It was as though the shippers packed and delivered it, but it had been up to me to put it back together and I’d simply forgotten to or didn’t realize that I needed to do so. In my dream, I spent a couple of hours working with the event volunteers to get it together. All the while I knew that the passing time meant I couldn’t finish the race. It was a nightmare – one of the worst I’ve ever had.

And then I woke up and proceeded to have quite possibly the best workout I’ve had all year. I ran around Quarry Lake with Jenny Lloyd and then had a lifting session with Jake. In the session with Jake, I learned that I’m favoring my right arm a bit. I could do some exercises that required me to put my weight on both arms, and I could fully support my body weight on my left arm, but I was not able to support my body weight on my right arm. The elbow just didn’t feel steady, though it did feel a lot stronger than the last time I worked out with Jake almost ten days ago.

It was so fantastic to be working out again. It was hard, but I loved every minute of it. I need to be someone who has the time to train two to four hours a day. It simply makes me happy to be working out. I need to write my masterpiece, make my millions, and get on with doing this sort of thing all day long. How do I make that happen?

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