Category Archives: celebrating successes

When you can’t race

On January first I made a list of commitments to myself:

2014 commitments to myself

I was off to a resounding start, I registered first thing on January 1 for the Kincardine Triathlon (dotted CHECK) and tried slack-lining a few days later (CHECK). I had been feeling a bit off and had only done light training when I thought I should check with my doctor. I’d done 2 sprint distance triathlons before but I wanted to be sure. Turns out it was a good idea and you can read all my ruminations about blood pressure, genetics and self care here and here.

Last week I notified the race director I would not be racing and offered to volunteer if they were still looking. I had committed to travelling with a friend and I wasn’t going to leave her hanging plus I know about 4 other women racing. So look for me in the transition zone ladies! When you can’t race you can still participate….CHECK that one off the list (ya, it’s cheating but sometimes you need to redefine success).

I’m growing food (CHECK) and having more fun (CHECK). I’m doing therapy around over eating and savouring my food (CHECK) mooohahahahahaha

And I still have 6 months to go!