Then, I said, “Man, she could swim! I wish I could swim like her.”
My Kindergartener said, “Mom!” I said, “Yeh?”
“Be yourself!”, said this little six year old boy.
My mouth dropped and I was in shock. I usually don’t compare myself to others but I guess I did that day. So what if I am slow running, swimming, or on a road bike. I should be proud of MY accomplishments. It took this little guy to remind me!
In 2014, I began the year with a hip injury. Then, was diagnosed with pneumonia.
After I received the green light from the pulmonary specialist, I just wanted to GO! And I did!
I woke up at ridiculously early hours in the morning to train and race.
I managed to fit into a new TYR wetsuit. (I should have gotten a medal for that one!) I finished the year with numerous races. My favorite races were:
The Lions 5K in Pawcatuck, CT.
The Crabman Sprint Triathlon and Jamestown 5K/10K from TRIMOM Productions
The Electric Fun Run at Misquamicut State Beach
The YMCA Duathlon at Westerly Beach
The Surftown Half Marathon at Misquamicut State Beach
Southpark 8K Turkey Trot in Charlotte, N.C.
What I enjoyed most was that I made many new friends being out there on the road. I’m glad our paths have crossed. My personal goal is doing better than I did before and pushing myself to new boundaries. I use these races as a tool to get out there and do something I never thought I could do....FINISH!
I am looking forward to training and racing in 2015! I have already registered for races! I am constantly inspired by the people that I train with year round.
However, what I always need to remember in 2015 is what my wise little son told me: BE YOURSELF!