|BUSSELTON JETTY BEFORE THE START|
FINISHING IM BUSSO 2010
|The Economy of Happiness|
|Ironman Busselton 70.3 2011|
“You do triathlons to prove something to other people. I really am that good, that fit, that motivated, that focused. If my neighbor did it, I can do. I’m better than them. I’ll beat them this year.
You do triathlons because you did just one, this one time, and then you got sucked into the vortex and you had to keep coming back and trying to beat your performance from the previous year. In other words, you want to prove to yourself that your body is getting better, not worse.
You do triathlons because all your friends are doing it and who will provide your social support if it’s not the triathlon club?
You do triathlons because running is boring and you don’t have that kind of attention span.
Dare I say, some of you do triathlons because you want to look good naked?
What are some types of irrational and emotional motivators for triathlon? Here are some examples:
Being able to wear your Ironman or triathlon race t-shirt in public to impress people.
Wanting to be able to eat whatever you want, but not having the control, so finding a sport where working out too much is OK.
Being able to fit into whatever style of clothes you wish.
Having nice legs and feeling confident when you put on spandex.
Telling people at parties that you’re an athlete, maybe even an Ironman.
Comments like, “You’re really slim. Do you workout?”
Not dying early so you can travel with your grandchildren.
Having an honorable excuse for not doing yard work on the weekends because of your “training”.
Contrast these with logical motivators for doing triathlon:
Improve your health.
Good role model.
Clothes fit better.
You see the difference? Sure, the irrational wants (compared to fears) are conceited and superficial. I get it. But guess which individual gets better results? The person motivated by irrational motivators or logical motivators? Irrational, hands down every time. The secret to achieving success in these type of sports is to figure out the true WHY – which is some always an irrational desire, fear or want.”
"It hasn’t happened often
It doesn’t last long
Sometimes it last no longer than a lingering moment
If it were to last forever it would not be sweet
It is the sweet spot in sports
It is a rare feeling of being alive in every cell of your body , in every corner of your mind , in every sense and sensation."
|Rescue crews scour Cottesloe Beach for missing Mosman Park man. Picture credit: Richard Polden Source: PerthNow |
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|The Ironman World Champion 2011 Craig Alexander Picture from Lava Magazine Lava Magazine|
Picture by Sammy Tillery
|Cottesloe looking like a big storm was brewing|
|Sunrise at Reabold Hill Thursday morning hill repeats|
|The Perth Royal Show|
The weeks are rolling by quickly. The week just passed was my easy week and after a horrid busy work week I did not religiously follow my programme. I did not do any running and just had a single swim session. I rode on Tuesday , Thursday and Friday .
I had a bad dose of hay fever so gave Saturday a miss . Thankfully it was an easy week.
The weekend was spent at the Royal Show with Jonathan . It is the first day of the Royal Show . A Perth tradition of city people getting a glimpse of Country WA .It has been around since 1902 and is run by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA . The show is packed even on the first day .It is a tradition to take the kids to the Royal show and it is a bit cheesy but Jonathan always has a good time.
Check out the link to The Perth Royal Show
I have completed my October Programme and the hard weeks begin . it is becoming a very long season and with the work load a lot harder to juggle the training each day.
On Saturday evening watched Ice age 3 with JJ and had a real oldie in the sound track....Alone again Naturally. Liked the version by johnny Mathis. Enjoy...
|Sunday Morning at cottesloe|