Sunday, July 08, 2007

i finished

Yes, that is right, the whiny girl did cross the finish line of the triathlon. There was a lot of sweat, a LOT of wind and quite a few tears. But I raced "my" race and finished. I was reminded by my neighbor this morning that this really isn't about everyone else, it is about me and what my body can do. Ouch! Guess she nailed me to the wall. She also accused us of being our worst critics, correct again. I found this list "What I learned from triathlons" and thought I would share:
1. There are good days and there are bad days and sometimes you can't tell the difference until you start.
2. Contrary to popular belief, sleep is not overrated. Not in the slightest.
3. Don't forget to breathe.
4. Just because it's raining doesn't mean you should cry.
5. Nobody ever said it was easy.
6. Pain is temporary. Pride lasts a lifetime. Sometimes even two.
7. Create a plan and stick to it. It may not always work, but if you stay focused and relaxed, it'll all end up just fine.
8. You've got to try. No matter what happens, in the end you'll have bigger regrets from not ever trying.
9. Strength and courage blossom from the sands of adversity.
10. Sometimes it's the little things that make the big differences.
11. Getting to the starting line is usually a lot harder than getting to the finish.
12. Listen to your body and listen to your mind. And make sure you know when they're lying to you.
13. You can't change the past and you won't alter the future. Enjoy right now, right now.
14. Smile. It does a body good.
15. Be supportive of others. We're all in this together.
16. It's OK to cry.
17. Don't forget to eat. Especially breakfast -- that's a really important one.
Thanks to everyone who supported me and to Jen for making me do it :)

1 comment:

jes said...

I'm so proud of you! You are a great inspiration to me.