Motivation Monday: It’s about the journey

I don’t know if I ever talked about it on this blog, but before Lauren Runs I had a blog called “Its about the journey, not the destination.”  We are all on a quest to be more/better/different/awesome.  Let’s remember how far we’ve already come.


Happy Monday!
Remember how far you've come

Thinking about accountability

Sorry I’ve been so distant. Right after ironman louisville I jumped back into grad school and boy, was this a shock! Writing papers every week…

This weekend I was reading about the concept of accountability in information technology, it made me think about this within our own lives. I am accountable for all of my decisions, and whether I have done everything to achieve my goals.

This is a turnaround for me. While it’s not rocket science, I am going to take more action to further key goals. Excellence in my athletic endeavors, in my relationships…




This weekend alternated between crazy busy and super nothing. It was good. The rest that I needed after my crazy busy, falling apart at the seams, week last week.

Friday evening & Saturday-day were busy. Saturday afternoon I forced myself to slow down when I accepted to help bring a friends younger sisters (adults really) into the city following a bridal shower. It’s not their day, it’s not mine, so let’s just chill until the bride &’her entourage are ready to start evening festivities. And then once they left, I napped.

Sunday was a bike test. I drove out to Plainfield (about 45 minutes from Chicago on a Sunday morning) because they have the best country roads I know. I warmed up, did my test, and road back to the car. It’s windy out there, and it’s funny that it took less time to ride back to the car (by 10 minutes) at a lower pace than my warmup & test. In fact less than half of my power from my 20 minute test. And my power #s went up slightly since last test. Overall I executed incredibly well, even with this being my first outdoors test. I did leave some extra on the table (I could have gone harder) but the 20 minutes flew by!

Next time…

  • I’ll know to keep an eye on the time elapsed.
  • I’ll know to push harder sooner.
  • I’ll have confidence that I am improving and push to show it.
  • I’ll leave the test more wrung out.

I’m ready to start the week and enter my new phase of Ironman training, I forget the official term for this block, but I think we call it “more work.”

Next time I'll know this was a winning post-ride combo.

Next time I’ll know this was a winning post-ride combo.