This was after our 100 mile ride and 2 mile run workout.
Later in the day while we were hanging out with our friend, Rob, I said something along the lines of that I couldn't believe that we had completed a century ride earlier, and how quickly my body forgets about it (although, my quads are having a harder time forgetting about our 20 mile run/100 mile ride weekend).
It's still amazing to me that Mike and I are able to do what we do. We just started running in April 2011, and in less than two months (less than 7 weeks!!) we are going to be attempting to complete our first Ironman.
Thumbs up for completing our century ride!
I pride myself on the fact that I am true to who I am, and that I don't change who I am to fit in or to be like everyone else. But, then I think about it and I really have changed.
I never would have thought that I would have completed a century ride, one freakin' hundred miles. I don't even drive 100 miles in a week most of the time! And, completing that ride the day after running 20 miles, please. A few years ago I would have laughed in your face if you would have told me that I was strong enough, physically and mentally, to do what we just did this weekend.
Now, I believe that anyone can do anything if they truly put their mind to it (and want to do it). Anything is possible. I used to say, "never", "I couldn't do that", etc. Now, the possibilities are endless. I have seen what my body and my mind are capable of accomplishing, and as long as I take care of them I see no end in sight.
Are some days a struggle? Sure. Yesterday's ride wasn't all rainbows and puppies, some parts of it were a bitch and rightfully so. I don't think that riding 100 miles should be easy, because the things that really matter are never easy. I don't want this to be easy. I thought to myself yesterday while riding, "you know this is going to hurt, so just do it". Did I still complain and swear and make Mike mad because of those two said things? Yes. But, in the end I got it done.
So, have I changed? Yep, you bet I have. I am stronger than I was before, and I am just going to keep on getting stronger and pushing the boundaries.
That's a change for the better.