Friday, October 23, 2009

I'm Broke

You know how when you're in the middle of a lot of big long training and people always say, "Good job. It's in the bank..." All those long runs and rides and swims.. In The Bank.

Well, my athletic bank account was HUGE a couple weeks ago (NOT to be confused with my real bank account, which is definitely NOT HUGE). Day after day, week after week, I made deposits. Little ones. Big ones. Consistent ones. Deposits. I was rich!

But then I went and withdrew it all on October 10. And now I'm broke.

I let myself be broke for about a week, but then since it really sucks being broke*, I figured I better start making little deposits again. So I hopped back in the pool. And I laced up my running shoes. And I made little deposits. Then today I tried to make a bigger deposit. I did a real swim workout, which followed a real run. And I found out that I'm not ready to start making real deposits yet. (Read: I am sloooooow even though I don't feel slow. But the clock does not lie.)

So the lesson here is that it takes longer than 2 weeks to recover from an Ironman. Duh. Marathon training just got pushed back by another week. I hope I'll have enough time to make sufficient deposits prior to Dec 13, because I'm not interested in bouncing a check on race day.

*Being broke (for real) is a bummer because you miss out on some cool traveling and training and racing opportunities... ahhhh. Such is life.

10 comments:

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Don't worry, I am completely broke... in both ways. No worries though, take your time, our bank accounts can't always be full!!! :)

Molly said...

I'm laughing at this because yes, everyone is telling me "it's in the bank" right now!!! :)

Regina said...

Nice metaphoric post. I'm broke in the real, non metaphor, cat food eating (ok, not that bad) kinda way.

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I love that metaphore, putting deposits in the bank!!

N.D. said...

Ahhhhh. take it easy and recover!! :) Thank you so much for that article that was perfect to read!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

rest and recover, your account will have alot more money soon

Rebecca DeWire said...

It's OK to be broke sometimes, it makes you appreciate when your bank account is full. I think my athletic bank account has been in foreclosure for sometime now :)

IronMatron said...

Give yourself time Girlfriend!!!
You'll be able to run the marathon, I bet. :)

Running and living said...

Give yourself time and you'll come back strong. All the training you put in over the past years is not gone, your muscle, and lungs, and heart, and mind, have memory. It's going to be easy to replenish this bank account. As far as the real bank account, well, I wish things were that easy on that end...

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

I love it because people always tell you "it's in the bank". Nobody mentions bouncing a check and it so can happen. You just reminded me I really don't reviewing my deposits and withdrawls for both my financial and fitness requirements;)