My last entry I discussed my upcoming triathlon, the first one in Hawaii and how I wasn't feeling ready because of some illness. You can read about my nerves and fears here but come back because the race is
Yes, the race is done & I forgot something. I forgot how much fun triathlons are! Even when you're not feeling 100% they are fun. They're all about fun, because frankly, why do them if they aren't fun. Right?
I forgot how much I love triathlons. I've always raced triathlons with my health issues, and I forgot about that too. I let the newness of the ocean combined with the newness of actually feeling healthier, then suddenly not feel well, get to me.
But I quickly remembered the joy they bring. All it took was me hitting the water. That old feeling came back & the rest is history. I smiled the entire race, loved every single minute of it (not an ounce of nerves about sharks, lol) and I got first in my age group. A first for me! My triathlon days are not over & I couldn't be happier about it. In fact, my next one is already planned for September.
The morale of this story: If you have a goal or dream, work for it & do it even if you think you're not ready. You may surprise yourself & you'll certainly be glad you did it! - Written by Emily Collins, owner & trainer Honolulu, HI