Friday, January 27, 2006


Are we all a bunch of busy people or what. All of the tri blogs I've been reading lately have a fairly recurring theme.......I'm so busy that I don't know how I will get everything done. Train, eat, work, eat, train, work, eat, , sleep.....repeat.

It's that rest of life that starts to suffer, especially when training for that impressive Ironman. The focus is so intent on the training for IM that life literally is placed on hold for the majority of us.

But what about the other people in our lives. What happens to them? Time is always found for kids younger than13. Teenagers tend to fend for themselves and the adult significant other in our lives should be able to cope with the extensive training. Notice how I said "tend to" and "should". They still need us. We need to stay connected to the loved ones in our lives.

No more "kiss, pat the butt, 'see ya after my run', what's for dinner, who are you. These are the people that are making it possible for us to pursue our IM dreams. We are all very grateful for the sacrifices they make for us.

I believe most of the bloggers that I am reading haven't lost touch completely. But when I read about the busy schedules and "life" calling, it makes me wonder. Are we connecting or disconnecting?

So I close with a challenge, Reconnect with those that matter most. Even if you have to schedule time for it, I feel it is important. Aimee and I have scheduled date night on our rest day. I can't wait. It may only be holding each other on the couch, but we will be connecting.

So while we rest from injuries, illness, or just taking it easy for a moment, make sure there is a dial tone and connect with that significant other, child, parent, etc. I'm sure a fresh perspective on life and tri's will come into focus and a calmness amid the chaos will prevail.

One ringy dingy, two ringy dingy.....I have to go, time to make another connection.

1 comment:

TriSaraTops said...

Great post, Eric! :) Enjoy date night!