This whole triathlon thing is voluntary - right? There's no one holding a gun to my head; it's not life or death; I'm not trying to qualify for the Olympics...... so why, oh why, do I feel so guilty if I miss a workout that The Puppeteer has scheduled? Why do I somehow feel as if I'm letting her down?
I had a 2.5 hour bike scheduled for yesterday, but a confluence of events involving getting kids to camp and poor SWMBO being unwell meant that I couldn't fit it in - even on the trainer. So this morning I find myself writing a guilty message to The Puppeteer letting her know.
Of course, she's totally cool with it. Took a look at the Training Peaks website (where all my workouts are posted) to see if anything needed changing around and basically said "don't worry about it". Cool.... but somehow I still feel bad. Why is that?
I guess that I can conclude two things:
1. That working with The Puppeteer does provide a great deal of motivation and (let's hope this doesn't go to her head) I want to do well for her as well as for myself.
2. I guess this traithlon thing really has become important to me!