Most people start all this nonsense when they are much younger, but I have to say, that after totally trashing a full decade with over indulgence I'm now a full decade into health and fitness.
I started back running just over10 years ago. I was Very over weight, just out of an unhappy relationship and struggling on a single income and owning my first house. Not too much stress there! Needless to say it has been a long haul, but one that needed to be done and I've learned so many lessons about who I am and what I needed to learn about "owning" a positive life. Every day has been an adventure and for that I am and will be forever grateful. Having positive people in your life is so very important, and although I'm still single, still working (and will be until I'm freedom 90, due to front loading my life with way too much fun), still struggling with some major family issues, my life is the best it has been in a very long time.
A few years ago I tried my first Try-A-Tri and fell in love with the multi-sport. However, due to financial constraints I had to learn patience to be able obtain a suitable bike, I had to learn patience while recovering from a ruptured meniscus. I have had to learn patience for so many of life's experiences she is throwing my way lately. As I mentioned, I have had to learn a lot of things that most people learn at a younger age. Trust me when I say that when I wake up every morning I say a Great BIG Thank You to the Man above and to the Universe for giving me this opportunity to learn...
This year I decided to:
Early spring put me out on the road cycling getting ready for the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour...then running getting ready for my season of tri's.
Swimming started in February in anticipation of the 3k Open Water Swim, Bring on the Bay.
|Bring on the Bay|
|Age Group - Silver|
|OLY Finish - Age Group Silver|
Which brings us to four weeks until the Canadian Half Ironman Distance on September 3rd. Am I ready for it? Who knows, do you ever feel ready for such a big event???
Life's fun if you don't weaken,