Month: August 2015

Got my mind set on you

I heard a song today and now its stuck I my tiny little brain, going round and round and dovetails nicely to the countdown to Tenby.

As the countdown begins properly, not in a excited days till Christmas kind of way but more the end of the world is coming we are all doomed kind of reasoning the more and more thoughts have turned to standing on that beach on the 13th September.

Not just waking thoughts either, drifting off in meetings to daydream about finally heading down the red carpet, but increasingly in my dreams nightmares, where I am woken by the alarm, up in a semi panicked state as I think I am climbing the hills of Pembrokeshire, to go and climb the hills of North Wales, usually in the pre-dawn gloom. 

The below sums up where my head is at, it’s my ode to Ironman Wales, quite possibly stolen from George Harrison, with my thoughts to the side – but don’t let that put you off….

I got my mind set on you – IRONMAN

I got my mind set on you – IRONMAN WALES

I got my mind set on you – TENBY 

I got my mind set on you – 13TH SEPTEMBER 

But it’s gonna take money – £400 TO ENTER!?!

A whole lot of spending money – NOT TO MENTION HOTELS, TRAVEL, FOOD 

It’s gonna take plenty of money – NEW KIT, NEW SHINY BIKE, KNEE SURGERY, ROCK TAPE, PHYSIO SESSIONS 

To do it right child – IRONKIDS AS WELL, BALLS BETTER BOOK THAT FOR THE NIPPER

It’s gonna take time – WELL I HAD A YEAR FROM LAST YEARS DISASTER

A whole lot of precious time – ALL THOSE DARK MORNING RIDES AND RUNS

It’s gonna take patience and time, um – ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT….

To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it – I JUST WANT TO FINISH, I JUST WANT TO FINISH 

To do it right child – BLOODY CHILD WILL HAVE AN IRONMAN MEDAL BEFORE ME

I got my mind set on you – IRONMAN

I got my mind set on you – BLOODY HILLS

I got my mind set on you – BLOODY BIKE

I got my mind set on you – BLOODY CHAFFING 

And this time I know it’s for real – I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO IRONMAN WALES

The feelings that I feel – TERRIFIED, NERVOUS, EXCITED, EMOTIONAL 

I know if I put my mind to it – ITS JUST LIKE OUTLAW WITH A FEW LUMPS 

I know that I really can do it – I WILL NOT END UP IN AN AMBULANCE THIS TIME  

I got my mind set on you – BLOODY WAVES

Set on you – BLOODY BIKE CLIMBS 

I got my mind set on you – BLOODY HILLS ON THE RUN COURSE

Set on you –BLOODY HILLS

But it’s gonna take money – OH MY GOD – SO MUCH MONEY

A whole lot of spending money – HYDRO TABS, 9 BARS, POWER BARS, SOCKS, SHOES, PROTEIN 

It’s gonna take plenty of money – WHO MUCH TO VALIDATE MY KONA QUALIFICATION….

To do it right child – BE CHEAPER TO HAVE ANOTHER BLOODY CHILD 

It’s gonna take time – WELL A MAXIMUM OF 17 HOURS 

A whole lot of precious time – NOT SURE I CAN STAY AWAKE FOR 17 HOURS LET ALONE MOVE FOR 17 HOURS 

It’s gonna take patience and time, um – HARD TO BE PATIENT WHEN YOUR GARMIN IS AUTOPAUSING DUE TO GOING SO SLOWLY UP A HILL

To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it – JUST KEEP GOING 

To do it right child – NO AMBULANCE THIS TIME 

I got my mind set on you – FINISHING

I got my mind set on you – IRONMAN

I got my mind set on you – WALES

I got my mind set on you – FINISHING 

And this time I know it’s for real – NO EXCUSES (WELL APART FROM THE KNEE)

The feelings that I feel – PAIN, DISCOMFORT, TIREDNESS, CHAFFING 

I know if I put my mind to it – GETTING ALL THE BUTTERFLIES FLYING IN ONE DIRECTION

I know that I really can do it – STUMBLE DOWN THAT RED CARPET, AMONGST THE MUSIC AND EMOTION

But it’s gonna take money – WHAT EVEN MORE?

A whole lot of spending money – I FORGOT ABOUT ALL THE FINISHER MERCHANDISE 

It’s gonna take plenty of money – EVEN A CRAPPY TSHIRT IS LIKE £30

To do it right child – BET THE CHILD EVEN WANTS MORE OF THOSE FUTRUE IRONMAN T SHIRTS 

It’s gonna take time – OH MY GOD ITS RUNNING OUT

A whole lot of precious time – 61200 SECONDS TO BE PRECISE TO FINISH 

It’s gonna take patience and time, um – A 6 HR MARATHON REQUIRES MORE THAN PATIENCE GEORGE

To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it – 17 HOURS OF SUFFERING 

To do it right – BUT NEVER SURENDERING

Set on you – FINISHING

Set on you – FINISHING

I think it might need some more work, but hopefully you get the general idea. I probably should have gone into the music business instead of finding fame and fortune with cows.

Currently the body and mind feel like they are on a knifes edge, teetering on the crest of a hill (see they are everywhere in wales) but hanging there not sure if either has the will or the power to keep going. One moment I am excited about the possibility of the finish chute, the medal and the glory, but this often disappears to the memories of the gloom and pain of last year and the struggles at LCW in July. The overriding feeling right now is just wanting it to actually be over.

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