After training for 6 months, completely organizing my personal life around my training, losing 10 kilo and spending more than $10K on related equipment and gear, 4 days before I was meant to fly out, I had to cancel my ironman trip to Perth, Australia. The Dubai World mess in Dubai spooked me and I didn’t want to be away for 13 days not knowing how the global economy would take Dubai world’s news, and I had a business trip to Beijing which Sophie wanted me to attend.
I was completely gutted over having to cancel my race. I have trained consistently, and gotten myself into good shape for this race. I was confident in my condition.
However, when I had to cancel, for some reason it has been nearly impossible for me to have interest in training. I also broke my diet and ate a lot and drank too much wine …. now its 5 am Monday morning and I need to pull my head out, or I will not be in shape for my next ironman – ironman new zealand which is March 6th.
So today I begin the begin …