Posts made in April, 2015

Enjoying the Ride

By , Apr 26, 2015 | 0 comments

I have very intentionally never raced before because I never wanted biking to feel like work. It is my place to unwind and decompress. I get a lot of time to think, and I solve a lot of my problems in the saddle. Of course it’s a lot more effective when I am out front of the group I am with and not chasing behind them, but I’ll take it any way I can get it. Today was my longest and hardest day of my training (so far). It almost didn’t happen when I couldn’t find a partner to join me at 6:30AM on a Saturday. I mean, I was being accommodating by offering a sleep in until...

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Setbacks

By , Apr 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Life is full of setbacks. We’ve all had them, and we will all have more of them. Things that try to interfere with us achieving our goals. As an engineer who looks to find efficiency in everything, the non-linear nature of setbacks in the path to success is extra troubling for me. I forget that they are part of all aspects of life. We can’t choose when they present themselves, what they are going to be, or how far off our anticipated path they will take us. If you are lucky you learn of them early and have time to adjust, but the most troublesome ones are the ones that present themselves...

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My Support Team

By , Apr 8, 2015 | 0 comments

The key to success on any journey, as in life, is in having a strong support team there beside you. Regardless of what you undertake or what you are faced with, it is infinitely more challenging to overcome adversity independently. In many cases it takes just one person who knows your limits and encourages you when you need it, who pushes you to succeed, or who motivates you to accomplish things that you didn’t think were possible. If you are lucky, you have more than just a single member of your team. I played team sports throughout my life, but these days I gravitate more to...

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Accepting My Challenge

By , Apr 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Accepting My Challenge

For nearly 5 years I’ve been fighting myself with varying severity about competing in a triathlon. The last two more seriously. There is always an excuse to justify putting it off for later. I’m really busy right now, I have too many work trips this month, I don’t have time to train with a new born baby, I can’t swim. OK, the last one is a little more justified. For the past 12 months I’ve had a goal to compete in a full Ironman with my brother before I turn 35. I’ve never actually completed a triathlon, I mountain bike far more than cycle, and I really didn’t swim when I set...

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