Taking Stock of Where You Are and How Far You’ve Come

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot

Damn that was good yesterday!!! Never thought that swimming in the bay was going to be so good without a wetsuit. It’s a great workout and the people you swim with are even more awesome; even worth the sunburn.  I think I’ll add a tri suit to the inventory before I try the water on the bay again… but that I’ll do it again there is not a *bleeping* doubt in my mind.

"The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot

As I get closer and closer to a final decision regarding school/work (the choice will be made for me to a large extent) I think it’s a good time to take stock and see where I’m at physically as well. 

I survived the Menlo-Atherton Big Bear Run 5k 
After I finished the Big Bear Run

It wasn’t until I got out of the water on Sunday that I realized how awesome these past few months have been.  Among all the stress and all the worries I’ve made excellent friends, I’ve gained a running partner and I’ve discovered that my physical limits are much farther away than I ever thought they were.

Xavier, my trainer and his girlfriend 
Xavier, my trainer, and his significant other

As I’ve wrote before I haven’t really reached my limit, at least I don’t think I have yet.  depending on where I’m at geographically I may decide to train for a full Olympic triathlon or for a century ride… we’ll just have to wait and see.

Debbie, my running partner, in her fitness competition 
Debbie, my running partner, in her fitness competition