Friday, August 26, 2005

Required: some inspiration and motivation


I love this photo - I can still remember how I felt coming down the finishing chute at the Forster ironman, April 2004, after 13hrs and 02.11min - very very happy to have achieved my goal! Now, whenever I'm feeling down about my running or before a big event I look at this photo for inspiration and motivation. And that's what I've been doing today! So bring on Sydney marathon - I'm ready!

Friday morning
Plan - swimming
Session - 1km which included 2 x 500m
1st 500m - 10.42min
2nd 500m - 10.34min

Got into a rhythm fairly early on, which is unusual for me. A good swim.

13 comments:

Cirque said...

Fantastic photo CJ. No wonder you use it for inspiration. You look like you're at the start, not the finish!

miners said...

Great piccy CJ - wonderful inspiration for all wannabe ironmen/women

Susan said...

CJ - I love your photo - I would love to do the ironman somday. That is truly and inspiration for me. As a former couch potato did you have to lose some weight to begin running? I've been running for about a year now and I can't seem to shed the last 20 lbs.

Ingrid said...

Cj.
That photo rocks!
I am so inspired by you!!! I would love to do an ironman one day. maybe I will set a goal to do one before I turn 30 (26 now) I feel ok about the run part... but the swim and bike might need some years of work!!!

Jen_runs said...

Not only have you inspired yourself CJ, you've inspired me as well!! That photo rocks.

All of your hard work is certain to pay off in Sydney CJ. I'm looking forward to cheering you home!

J

speedygeoff said...

No more Forster - how sad. Great photo. I saw one of you in the Sept Vetrunner, but this is far better.

Leizel said...

Photo certainly is inspirational - it's a great shot. All the best with the lead up to the Sydney marathon. Nice to meet you today.
(Rainforestrun)

miners said...

Hey there CJ - glad you ran into my partner down there. We trained together for ages and I miss her being so far away. She called to say she'd bumped into you and that you'd raced well (she was disappointed and a bit behind her PB). We can compare notes if I get myself to Sydney!

silverfox said...

CJ

Awesome photo, isnt it amazing how something so simple can be so empowering(and how easily you forget such enormous achievements). Thanks also for your kind words on my blog. I hope I get a chnce to say gidday to you in Sydney and hopefully introduce the rest of the fox clan.

plu said...

CJ you are going to get a few of us motivated with pictures like that. Great shot.

Plu

allrounder said...

awesome photo CJ - it gave me goosebumps!

Leizel said...

CJ, would love to hear about the carbo loading diet that you mentioned in an earlier entry.

CJ said...

Leizl if you email me (my email address is on my profile page) I can send you the copy of the diet - it works a treat.