I am fat and slow....

Well I am feeling discouraged today, I went for my lunchtime run of 5 miles. During which I went by the registration tent for Ironman AZ, and most of the individuals looked so much more healthier than I am. Granted there were the skinny as a rail individuals, but most were looking rather fit.

If I was entered into IM AZ, I would need a scuba tank, because I would be the one walking along the bottom of the lake. Swimming to me is controlled drowning. Then biking for 112 miles in mid 90 degrees temps, with a seat that is small and hard as a rock giving you a 6 hour wedgie, is not for me. Then to top it off do a marathon as a cool down. I could handle that part. I will say that I hold the utmost respect for all the competitors, and wish them well. I can without hesitation say that I would rather run Badwater than do the IM. I am a runner, not a Triathlete. I am certain that I have found my calling as a runner and I am more than happy with that, even if I am slow and do not have the body of an Olympian. I am a legend in my one mind.

When I got back from my run, I learned that Pincorker had tagged me to play a little game called "six word memoir".
Here are the rules:
1) Write your own six word memoir
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
I love reading to my daughter
I reade several books to my daughter every evening before she goes to bed, this routine has been good for both of us. It gives us a bonding time that I rarely did with my older boys. Each night after we brush her teeth and she has her pajamas on, she picks out three books from her book shelf for me to read. I spend the time reading to her then tuck her into bed each night. She does not like it when I have a substitute reader for her, she wants her daddy to read to her. She is 3 now and in a couple of years, she will be reading to me. I am not sure exactly how that will play out, but I am sure we will have our time together still.
I here by tag the following individuals:
Considered yourself tagged.
Have a safe weekend everyone.


Non-Runner Nancy said...

Don't be discouraged. You are doing what you need to for your health and for your family and you have come so far. Keep up the good work. :D

J~Mom said...

We all have days like that. Especially when surrounded by super heros but you are doing awesome!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Awesome post! We all get envious of other people who have "perfect bodies" and wish we could look like that. We need to get you a full sized cardboard cutout of what you looked like a year ago like they do on the Biggest Loser. I think you would have a much different appreciation for just how far you have come...I sure do.

I'm with you about running over triathlon. I've done two half IM's and was miserable during the entire bike ride. All it did was ruin a perfectly good half marathon for me. I'm up for crewing you at Badwater...assuming I don't beat you their. ;-)

See you on Saturday for another trail run, buddy!

K said...

I'd taking reading to my daughter over a triathlon any day...

You are right where He wants you to be. And that is a wonderful place to be.

I'll address my "tag" a bit later tonight. I've got to put the kids to bed right now.

Mendy said...

You're doing great. Look at all that you're accomplishing in your fitness world. I totally understand your frustration. I fee that way a LOT, but keep reminding myself that I'm constantly training, and I am more fit than most people I know, even if I am overweight.

Keep it up, and try not to get discouraged.

TNTcoach Ken said...

You are not fat, LOL! I have the perfect body. Two legs, two arms, five fingers on each hand… Just look at yourself in your ‘favorite’ mirror. That’s my trick.

Marcy said...

I agree with what everyone else has already said. You're perfect the way you are ;D

LOL the ritual you have with your daughter is the same as the one I have with mine ;-) Cute!

Pokey said...

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!!!

You are doing GREAT Eric! No doubt about that ;)

I cant get my mind around the appeal of swimming either. On top of that, it also requires the wearing of a swimsuit, to which I am adamantly opposed right now :P

Gotta Run said...

We all are pretty harsh on ourself when it comes to wanting to look like the fittest, trim person out there. Set your goals and keep on track. you are doing what so many others are not.... be healthy and having fun.

Don't think.... just run!!!

This day will pass.... I promise.

Mary Gee said...

Oh boy. I feel like that all the time. Add age into the equation, it is brutal.