Friday, April 25, 2008

And It Begins.....

On Sunday I will compete in my first triathlon of the season. The Bassman triathlon is an Olympic distance event at Bass River State Park in New Jersey. For a 1/2 mile swim, 28 mile bike and 4.2 mile run my training, endurance, nutrition and blood sugar management will all be put to the test. I have been awaiting April 27th like a little kid awaits Christmas. Competition drives me, beyond my desire to inspire others is a slight lack of confidence in everything that I do. The fear of failure, the fear of not living up to expectations has always pushed me to work harder, work longer, work better. This desire to prove myself on every level is what pushes me to accomplish more, it is what drives me towards success. Sunday will answer all those questions of doubt. Sunday is the first step in my goal to crossing the finish line at Ironman Lake Placid; Sunday is the measuring stick that will let me begin to prove to myself that I am still the athlete I was prior to my diagnosis; Sunday is my first true test.

15 comments:

Araby62 said...

Good luck, man!

susie said...

You will do it! I wish you the best of luck on meeting your goals!

Alison said...

Have fun Ed! Good luck! :)

Scott said...

Good luck and keep us posted on your results!

Jamie said...

Good luck Ed, you can rock this thing! Looking forward to your race report.

Anne said...

Good luck, Ed! I feel sorry for the competition!

Anonymous said...

methinks someone so desperate to "prove" themselves is overcompensating for some other shortcomings

steve said...

how is this your first test, what about those other races where you didn't do as well as expected? or do they just not count because you didn't do as well as you hoped?

George said...

GOOD LUCK MAN!!!!!!

Albert said...

wow... good luck with that! Let us know how it goes.

btw, I've been trying to figure out what the best way to reach you is. Shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance, thanks!

Lynn said...

Good luck Eddie!! I think the only thing you are 'desperate to prove' is that your an amazing athlete who will persevere through anything you put your mind to. No matter what the outcome you'll be great- me and Moose will see ya at the finish line!!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to also have a little fun and live in the moment. Thanks for being a constant inspiration about what it means to live your best life!

Jillian said...

Good luck! Your internet cheering section will definitely be there in spirit.

Anonymous said...

are you trying tro be a pro?

Anonymous said...

wrong. lots of triathlons go through dirt and sand, i think you need to stop blaming other stuff for your poor performance. sorry you can't live up to your college glory days, guy.