As I mentioned on Saturday, having the goal of completing my first triathlon – and being accountable for it by keeping this blog – has been incredibly motivating.
Although I’d like to become a professional back-of-the-pack runner and novice triathlete, I sadly have a day job: school. Sometimes that day job is also a night job, depending on how my schedule goes. And one of the most important things I have to do for that job is take a really big text at the end of this school year.
Not to be melodramatic, but I can’t overemphasize the importance of this test for my future career plans. It’s a one-shot deal. If you fail it, you can retake it, but there are consequences for failing the first time. If you pass it, you can’t retake it for a higher score. So you really want to pass it with flying colors on the first time. And you really don’t want to fail.
The bad news is that I’ve been about as good about studying for this test as I was about working out before I began this triathlon challenge. (For some reason, I’m just not as zealous about studying as I am about diligently consuming my Easter candy as quickly as possible. Yeah, I can’t explain it either.)
The good news is that I have a few months to turn that around before test time. And the even better news is that I have the perfect thing to motivate me to study.
I’m going public.
From now on, I will be attempting to do 50 practice questions each day for this exam. Doesn’t sound like much, but doing and reviewing 50 questions can take as much as three hours! So it’s going to be a stretch to fit it in to an already busy schedule, but I’m going to do my best. And I’m going to keep track on BETT.
Now that that’s out there, I can tell you that I enjoyed an awesome Power Cycle class this afternoon. It was great to be back in the group class mentality after a while away. There’s nothing like energetic instructors and fellow riders to get you going!
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
Oh, I almost forgot! I got my first 50 questions in tonight. Working on reviewing them now…