Sometimes I just want a THANK YOU and a HIGH FIVE or a pat on the back. Good job. Keep it up! I get none of that from my household. It makes me furious in a different way. In no way shape or form am I doing this race for anyone but myself, but sometimes you need that support coming. Example…. I got up at 5am this past SATURDAY to get in a 2 hour workout before family time. (we have family in from the east coast on my husbands side). I trained, then we take the dog for a 3 mile walk, then we go do family stuff. I didn’t get a “thanks for getting it in early” or a “you are so determined!” Or whatever BS makes us feel good. And that lack of support makes me want to go away for the last 4 months of training and just kill it. AHHHH. Not sure why this gets to me so much, but it does. I have a ton of support from my friends. It’s great, but sometimes you need it from somewhere closer too. I have been doing a lot of reflecting the past week on my workouts. Taking time to think about life, training, meditating, etc… I need to do more. Bring back the focus. Sometimes I let it build up and its not healthy. But, as you athletes know, we are not all that normal. The things we do, times we get up. Its crazy… but AWESOME!