Friends!! I AM ELATED! Let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time (last year) I accidentally fell in deep smit with triathlon. I was never in it to be better than anyone, but I just loved doing the races and the spirit of competition that is meant for fun. I started with Sprint distances. Saying “Oh I’d never do an Olympic distance.” Then, I would do an Olympic distance, and say “I could NEVER do a half Ironman.” Then I did two of those and the rest is history.
This past June I felt like I really needed to push myself more. Which is weird, because I was already pushed to the max in business and family issues. I think triathlon provides me with the time to get most of my energy out and all my thoughts laid on the table while I train. So, I got a coach @radamleesltc , and he kicked my butt into high gear with a goal race of the 2018 Columbus Triathlon. I specifically had the goal to PR that course which I did last year.
I trained and I trained, even when I was pretty sure it was crazy and today I did that race again! AND GUESS WHAT!?!?! I PR’d by a very satisfactory amount to me, and I placed 3rd among all the female athletes! Plus, I got first place in my age group (35-39). This is so, so, so exciting to me. First off, I am relieved. I am relieved that doing something I love hasn’t been a waste of time, in the sense that what if I hadn’t improved, or gotten worse!? That would not be justifiable with how much time I spend training. Secondly, I love life moments that prove that hard work pays off. It’s a great lesson for me, and my kiddos.
So- here’s to meeting our personal goals, breaking Personal Records, pushing ourselves to the limit. Triathlon is SO MUCH FUN, and I am so glad I found it. Thank YOU so much for reading this chapter book and for all your support!!! 🥇🏆🥉🏊🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🏃♀️ 📷 @staciebowers who is incredible, supportive and provided the MOST AMAZING cheering squad ever! I was practically famous on the course because of them. People kept saying, are you Wendy??? I love your cheering squad! 😂