Friday, February 29, 2008

Course correction?

Oh Boy. Trimama showed me the flowers she bought for herself yesterday, exclaimiong happily, "I decided to romance myself"

Gulp

I may be a dumb old superhero, but I picked up on that one pretty quick. Mama needs more of Tac's emotional and thoughtful attention. Not being one to put my marital issues on the blog, Tac feels that the tri-blog is good place to talk about his life priorities sometimes.

Devotion to Christ is number one. Marriage is right behind that. I married my best friend, so thats not too tough. The tribe is second, again easy cause the kids are an awesome gift to me! My business is next because money makes the world go round. Training for an Ironman is last. Oh that's right...Bigun is so emotional.... so I better put the podcast in there too.

The problem is that training moved it's way up to first. Not healthy for Tac, Mama or the kids. It's amazing to me how I become such a slave to the PLAN. Plan's are ignorant of other life pressures and customizing is essential to me.

I've decided to pull a Trimama. I'm cutting back to 4-5 days of training only a week. This is exactly what she did in preparation for IMFL 06 and she had a great race. If it's good enough for my lover, then it works for me. Tac's putting in some course correction but still planning on hitting the IMCDA course hard in June.

Have a good weekend...I've got a hot date to plan.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Have a very fine date!!!

(Great course correction, Tac!)

TJ said...

Your superhero powers are enough to get you through in fine form. A day or two of training here and there are just gravy.

stronger said...

You just switched over to the family plan- they like to charge you a little extra for that- but you've got a lot of minutes to share. You know it's a good choice. Have a great date.

Bullet said...

I have to remind myself of my wife's need for a husband at breakfast every now and then. It's a tough balance. Looks like your priorities are in order though. Enjoy the date, just remember to take the bling off before.....

kt said...

You are a stud. It is true, Christ, family, work, triathlon. It is also true that women do not want their husbands to just be "roommates". When we stood at the front of the church we signed up for a whole lot more than that!

Would it be ok if I sent Mr KT out there for a lesson or two? Just kidding. =0)

Brent Buckner said...

Good choice!

Ryan said...

If the date goes right, you can check off your VO2 max workout for the week. (wink wink)

Bigun said...

Wait a minute....you're supposed to train for more than 4 or 5 days a week for an Ironman? That's just crazy? And I signed up for that!

Fe-lady said...

Priorities...! You have yours straight, that's for sure!
You will do fine in June!

Lana said...

Great choice! I had swim class yesterday but it was 70 degrees and sunny outside. The first time we've seen temps like that in way too long...so I ditched the swim class and played with boys outside all day. No way will I regret that!

tarheeltri said...

Wise decision to devote more time to your wife. As for the plan, another good decision. For the most part, my coach is a srong believer in one workout a day 5 times a week with an occassional brick or 2-a-day workout. You really don't have to put in the big hours just to finish an IM with a respectable time. Better to be 10% undertrained than 10% overtrained.

faithrunner said...

You done good Tac, ALWAYS wine and dine Trimama!! She's a good woman who happens to do a billion things/day and at the end of it all, she needs to fall into your arms. :) Keep up the great work!!

IronTriTim said...

Nice balance, so did the trimama see any more of Tacs romance? Flowers?