Friday, March 20, 2009

The puzzle

have you ever bought a jigsaw puzzle?

You go around looking at the pictures on the boxes, deciding which one works for you?

You go home, start piecing the pieces together. You know what it's going to look like, but sometimes it's hard to put the pieces in the right places at the right time.

I found out today that I have the opportunity to do Redman.

All the pieces are right in front of me. They fit perfectly.

Mr. Tea supports my training for another Ironman distance race.

It is in the perfect location (given our location).

It's at the the perfect time of year.

Travel cost would be incredibly low.

I now have access to Master's swim.

Training through the summer means not having to negotiate the boys' schedules.

I can train and train and train.

I know another person doing it.

Mr. Tea is excited for me to do it.
Everything fits.

Except that usually, you decide first if you like the picture before buying the puzzle.

Now, I have to decide:

Do I want to do another Ironman this year or wait as I had planned?

Do I have it in me to put in the hours?

Do I have the desire?

Do I want to do this?

4 comments:

SUB6 said...

Go for it! :)

Billunit said...

I'm certainly ready to follow along on your blog! I'm excited!

Bill said...

Those are truly the most important questions. If you don't have the burn right now, then you're hoping to discover it during training.

That's an expensive hope. ;^)

Good luck with your decision, whatever it is.

BTW, I've eyballed that one a few times. The course is in the flattest part of OKC, so the times should be good. For us, the bonus is that family is there so it would be cheaper.

LBTEPA said...

It certainly sounds as though you do - you sound so excited!