|The Road ahead looks GOOD!|
A while back, Coeur posed the question of what prohibits those with the means, to get into triathlon? From even starting along the road to involvement in sport? I thought about this a lot, as for me it's a no-brainer, I love it...why wouldn't anyone want to get involved in any sport, moving my body is what keeps me sane. I have gained some of my very best friends from my involvement in this sport and interacted with people who otherwise I would not. The answer it seemed for most, was fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of being a newbie, fear of being DFL, fear of something unfamiliar and of being uncomfortable- racing triathlon is generally not a comfy endeavor :)
|Trail racing is ALWAYS uncomfortable for me.|
Maybe this is SO obvious, but I think that we forget that most top athletes did not start off being AMAZING, sure you have some outliers, that said "tomorrow I'm going to do a triathlon" and POOF, they won. But for most of us, let's be honest- you start from scratch. When I first did a triathlon, I was still SMOKING cigarettes on the regular, drinking way more than I needed to and 20lbs heavier...no joke, the pictures are on the interwebs, so it is a fact, but there is no need to post them again! My very long winded point is this. "Comparison is the thief of joy"- T. Roosevelt. Don't compare yourself to this girl or that guy on FaceBook, Twitter or the gal racked next to you at your next event. Saying "ohhhhh, she looks FIT" doesn't accomplish anything...she just may be on a different portion of the road then you are...OR she may also just be dedicated to a very strict diet...no matter, you have to start somewhere.
|Where's my vino?!!|
|Wine Country with the laydeez!|
See you in Los Cabos and beyond! Hope everyone's season is off to a great start and that your road is looking good!
Thank you as always to the awesome support team of my friends, family and sponsors- I wouldn't be able to do this without you ALL!