MOVIN' ON UP!
Finally, at long last, and without trying much it seems, things are starting to come together. Slow, but sure. The results from Sunday's race show I was 4th in the AG, out of 5, so that is a definite step up from the basement! And I only missed 3rd by a little over a minute, something I could have handled with a little more practice. What I think it reveals more than anything is that my strength is finally coming back, maybe not for long distances yet, but short at least. It gives me hope that this whole season hasn't been a total waste!
But while I focus on my own accomplishments, rest assured I am following yours as well. One thing I have discovered about myself over the 20+ years of competing in running events and the last several iyears n triathlons, is that while I may not have met all my goals yet, I have enjoyed watching you and others reach theirs almost more! There has been nothing more rewarding than following the accomplishments of friends and now bloggers on their journies of self discovery too. When I think back on the people I have mentored over the years, it is amazing to see the lengths they have gone to, often surpassing me, to accomplish their goals, and helping them set them has been a reward for me as much as for them!
But instead of being disappointed in what I may not have accomplished yet, I am taking pleasure in passing on any experience or, hopefully, wisdom I can offer to help you along in your journey of reaching your goals.
So I'm looking forward to the rest of the tri season, wherever it leads me. I think I need to not get ahead of myself too much because my best talent lies in managing to get myself injured more often than a person deserves! But if I can help any of you in any way, let me know! I'll be cheering for all of you!