Today's motivational quote comes from a book I really get a lot of good information from and one I'm sure a ton of you have on your bookshelf. It's "Going Long" by Joe Friel and Gordon Byrn. The subject they start with in Chapter 1 is, The Iron Journey - Can I Do It? Here is the Monday inspiration + maybe a little extra to carry us into the new year.
...we firmly believe that anyone (and we mean anyone) can complete the distance so long as they have one ingredient: will. The will to train and, most important of all, the will to finish. You have to be doing this for yourself. You have to want to finish, badly.
2008 is going to be an exciting year and I can't wait to get started. 2007 has already brought on a lot of firsts for me. Here's a brief recap of some of the training highlights:
1. My first road bike
2. My first triathlon
(also Mr. IronMin's first triathlon)
3. My first long ride (+6 hours on the bike!)
4. My first run in the snow.
So, on New Year's Eve, I plan to celebrate the new goals and challenges that lie ahead as well as a year full of both tiny victories and big ones, small setbacks and surmountable larger ones, and the journey to learn more about myself while strengthening the bonds of current and new friendships.
No matter what the year brings, I know I'll come to the end of it changed.
Have a safe and happy new year!