I could not agree more. With whom and how we spend or INVEST our precious TIME, MONEY, and ENERGY is up to us.
My focus has always been more on running than Tris due to my background. However, in the past couple months I've been inspired by new and old friends who have taken their training to the next level. Seeing them train/ race, and watching their journey to 70.3 sparked my curiosity.
A couple weeks ago, I bit the bullet and set my eyes on my first 70.3 Half-IronMan in October. I knew I was going to have to step up my game on all levels.
"You don't know what you have until you lose it, but you also don't know what you've been missing until you find it." -Me
Well, as with any HIGH RISK INVESTMENT, you have a lot to lose, if you lose, but you have EVERYTHING to win if you win! From the second I saddled up on my new bike (Grigio TT PRO), I felt I was exactly where I should be (literally). My body got right into position. It was almost as if we were meant to be together. Sappy as it sounds...we fit perfectly together and that's all the confirmation I need.
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But as If that wasn't enough, my bike purchase came with a lot of accessories:
A group of people that love this sport A crew of people who have a wealth of knowledge that they want to share.
A team of people that help turn fear into confidence and can turn a little flicker in your eye into a blazing flame.
My heart is set on this new challenge, Miami 70.3. And Yes, it will be difficult, just as most challenges tend to be (and LOVING A RUNNER, too)--emotionally, financially, and physically draining at times--- but then you experience moments that make it all worth it; it can be a sticky hug in little arms that reminds you how incredible it feels to love someone more than your life, it can be a kiss that reminds you why you shouldn't give up on the treasure of a relationship you have , it can be watching your new favorite little person peacefully nap in the midst of crazy week, or a simple pat on the back from a co-worker----all it takes is ONE MOMENT as a sign from the universe that it's listening.
MY MOMENT? I found myself biking faster than I ever had with my eyes glued to the tire in front of me, only hearing my breathing, and the faint sound that my tires made as they broke through the wind, with the world around me in some cinematic slow mode, and I could feel the sweat trickling down my cheek and off my face as that little voice inside my head whispered... #SHITJUSTGOTSERIOUS