However, I have been told/read that this is a fun ride, not a race (think big group ride, food/rest stops, etc.).
Hmm? Not a race? Well, apparently, they have never met me.
Of course, this is a race. Just like a group run is a race. And so is running on a treadmill next to someone else. In fact, from now on, if someone else is present during your workout, just assume that it's a race.
Assessment - In preparation for the 2012-2013 school year, I was asked to assess Dizzle and Doodle's learning style, strengths and weaknesses. The lists looked a little something like this:
- highly competitive
- works best when being held accountable
- extremely focused on perfection when give a task she feels drawn to
- high energy
- tends to vie for leadership position and/or likes to be in control
Do What You Love - The other day I wore my Ironman branded jacket to the grocery store. After I checked out, an employee asked the following question:
"Do you like doing those Ironman workouts?"
A seemingly innocent question, but I was instantly compelled to slap some sense into him.
I answered, "Yes. It's a big part of my life, but I love it." But all I could think was, "No, dumba**, I spend all of my free time doing something I hate. Don't you?"
When I came home, I reflected for a moment and then taught Dizzle the two lessons I got from that interactions:
Lesson #1 - Do what you love.
Lesson #2 - Don't ask stupid questions or risked getting slapped upside the head.