Not MY future, Jeezus. No way in HELL would I be ready for that for at least 20 years. If ever!
No…I think my husband is signing up for an Ironman. It was a tiny thought in the back of his head when we were hearing cities that may be added to the list. But then yesterday? We heard it was Chattanooga and it was basically a no-brainer. Ironmans are expensive races, so it’s not a decision we make lightly, but if we had to choose the perfect city? It would be Chattanooga. Donnie has done two Olympic distance triathlons there before and the races are very well organized and the city is super-accommodating.
I don’t know how updated I’ve kept this blog, but Donnie has been kicking total ass this triathlon season. He started in the winter to try to get his body into “Racing Shape”. He became leaner and meaner and has been working his ass off as a coach and as a Fleet Feet Racing team member this year. He’s placed in the top 3 of his age-group in all of the races he has finished. He got First Place in the one we did together. He’s doing 30-mile fast bike rides like it’s a cake walk and finally broke the 20-minute barrier on his 5K.
It’s hard, being married to someone so awesome. That sounds like I’m being cute, but I’m not. It really is hard. He’s lost weight he didn’t necessarily need to lose, he’s getting faster and stronger when he was already fast and strong to begin with.
And I’m super-excited for him to embark on this Ironman Journey because he has worked so hard to get here and that’s really the last step he has to make. And I need to get my own baggage cleaned out because I need to step up my A-game as wife and get over feeling insecure around my badass husband.
I need to figure out how to be INSPIRED by his awesomeness and not let my insecurities make me bitter about his success.
What about you? Are you married to a badass who unintentionally makes you feel kinda’ shitty about yourself? How do you deal with it?