I’m thoroughly enjoying time alone in my hotel room AND time with some of my favorite people on the planet, TRIATHLETES!! I absolutely ❤️❤️❤️ combining the sports of swim, bike and, run.
There’s nothing like the exhilaration and nervousness of entering the lake for the first time… sweating my ass off on the bike, tiny dead bugs stuck to salty, sunscreened skin… and finishing with the run, tired and SOOO ready to sit down after what feels like forever in perpetual movement. Its exhausting and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! #LOVE
This year, I’m “only” riding the 56 mile bike portion of tomorrow’s Door County Triathlon 70.3 2019. Kristy is starting us off with the 1.2 swim (after competing today’s sprit tri! 🙌🏼), and Hemendra is bringing us home for the 13.1 run. I’m extremely grateful to be partnered with these stellar people and triathletes! #Gratitude #TeamTriFaster
To take advantage of today’s great water conditions, I took swim. I felt nervous at first, then decided it most advantageous to put feelings aside and do what deserved to get done… swim for the first time since IRONMAN Louisville 2018.
The water was perfect as I kicked out, cool and mostly calm. As I turned over for that first freestyle stroke, I felt calm excitement and tremendous gratitude. Turns out, I DID remember how to swim. 😆 For some reason, a part of me thought the six years of racing triathlons and hundreds of hours of practice could be erased. Hilarious to think it now!
But being in the water reminded me of three things:
1) Nature, like life, is beautiful and powerfully peaceful when I let it.
2) Movement and athleticism is a blessing and choice I’m eternally grateful is now a mainstay in my life.
3) I am a powerful and strong woman who’s life is so much more fulfilling because I’m also a triathlete. 💗
Yours in bravery,