I decided to go to this comp 2 years ago and a lot of things happened since then. I gained 13kg, had several breakdowns, packed schedules, and got side-tracked on other things, that gave me excuses not to do what I needed to do: training.
Long story short, I did a so-so performances here in Pan Pacific 2018: 3’51” STA, 84m DNF, and 108m DYN. There’s nothing to be proud of really. .
However, I still consider this comp a successful one on my own term. Why? Because I managed to discover things that I need to improve (go and lose some weight, Mike!!).
If I saw success through a narrow point of view such as PBs or winning a comp or get a billion of dollars, I think I’d kill myself long time ago out of frustration because I’ve failed too many times that way..
Thankfully I was taught that success is a process of reaching the best of who I could be. Goals are check points/pit stops to tune up and equip myself for the next leg of the race. Friends and family are my jet-fuel that motivate and keep me moving forward. Those are what keep me going until now. .
Thank you Shiro, Aya, Kanae and all the organiser team who work really hard to make this event happen again (I know how hard it is.. 🙏🏼 highest respect to all of you.), all judges and safety team who make sure we are properly cared for, all athletes from all over the world, documentation team who took great moments like this picture, old and new friends, my teammates: @windybello @audreyjiwajenie , my family members (thank you Dad and sister for supporting me!), and everyone involved directly and indirectly. A special thanks to my newly found friend and mentor @daniel.layarda that instills me with nothing but positivity.
Otsukaresama~! Ja mata ne!
By the way, we’re laughing not becaus I did well, but because Windy let my head hit the wall when I was about to start the dive. “Bad coach, bad coach.” - said @instajpf .
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