When I did my first Ironman Canada way back in 2000 I kept a journal. It was a record of all the events of that year leading up to the race. Doing my first Ironman was a significant event in my life and I wanted to remember it. Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the like didn't exist in 2000 so those thoughts stayed private although some of them did make it onto a website of the running store that I worked at back then.
I am going to start to keep a journal again for my year (well, part of a year) leading up to the Great White North triathlon (GWN). It's a half Ironman on the first Sunday in July located in Stony Plain, Alberta. I've done it 6 times previously but I haven't since 2005. So why am I keeping a journal for this year? I have no real motivation for keeping a journal for this excpet that I like to write and this is a good subject to write about. My first Ironman journal was a good way for me to reflect on training and life events. Instead of keeping these thoughts private, this time I'm going to share them through this blog and through Twitter and Facebook. Why am I going to share them? Well, I guess it's because I can. With a click, I can share my journey with people all over the world. Some may find them interesting or even motivational. I'm hoping that maybe some of those people can send some motivation my way. I'm excited about doing the GWN again but achieving my goals for the race are not going to be easy and a little extra boost from some folks out there would be great. Or, maybe no one reads this except my Mom and I have to find my own motivation. Doesn't matter, I'm doing it anyway. The kids are up now so it's time for me to go be Dad. TTFN!