There is a flaw in my plan to use only blog titles relating to song titles. Now when I run, the only thing I do is try to figure out what song would be awesome as a blog title. I guess at least it keeps me occupied right?
This blog title came to me as I was reading my friend Jeff's blog entry on him becoming a runner. It really hit home with me because as I am winding down triathlon season and ramping up marathon season I find myself "caught in a bad romance" with swimming and biking. I know I need to focus on running primarily and can still swim and bike, just not like I was before or else Annie will be waiting for me at the finish like for over an hour at the Honolulu Marathon (this is slowly becoming my worst fear). I will miss my intense bike trainer workouts and long swim workouts, but I do plan to keep them as part of my marathon training as much as I can!
This week was my 2nd to last week before the marathon training with Boca Hawaii starts. Part of me is nervous that this group doesn't start until August 27th. Don't most people already have a good 2 weeks of training in? Oh, well I guess the coach knows what he is doing so I will trust him.
I finally got my motivation back this week. I ran 3 times and went to bootcamp twice. No bike rides were completed and a swim was started but not completed. Yesterday I was up and at the beach ready to swim by 7:30am. I swam about 20 yards and a giant dead octopus touched my arm. I tried to stay calm (I mean it's dead not gonna hurt me right?), but I could not. I immediately swam to shore, drove home and watched Season 1 of Arrested Development for the rest of the day. So for swimming this week, it's the thought that counts.