The swim start was as beautiful as it looks. And the water... COLD. Mike, our swimmer, didn't have a single speck of anxiety over it. It was wonderful to outsource the swim and rid myself of all that anxiety at the race start. In fact, I was sipping coffee, doing yoga, easing into my morning.
LESSON: There are times when you want to face your fears and other times when you want to be gentle on yourself. Both are acceptable, but too much of one or the other and life will feel lopsided.
When you have a friend who looks this good on a bike and has the cycling talent to own a helmet like that you would be an idiot not to be on a relay team with her. She smoked the mountainous 65-mile bike course, while smiling. The runner, then, has to rise to the occasion, right?
LESSON: Know your strengths. Deferring to those more talented is a strength unto itself.
LESSON: Do what you love. Sure, we don't always have a choice. But when you do? Choose what you love. So. So. Simple.
LESSON: No matter how spent you are, having fun with friends is effortless.
LESSON: True friends are mandatory for a happy life.