Posted by: pursuingsub17 | June 8, 2009

Still positively charged from my race

I came to work today feeling good – no sore legs (although my hamstrings are a wee bit tight). Actually, I realized I came into work on a Monday morning for the first time in years not worrying about what crap is going to get thrown at me. I swam 750 meters in icy waters without going into shock and blowing the race. I’m ready to take on anything that’s thrown at me today.

Yes, my boss still irritates me – but I’m not going to let myself get caught up in her personal garbage. She is great at what she does but she isn’t a good business owner – mostly due to lack of experience. For a long time, I’ve let myself be affected by her emotional outbursts and have been dragged into her family dramas. I can’t do that. Essentially, to use some good marathon racing advice as a metaphor, she has to run her own race and I have to focus on mine.

Today I am a different person. I’ve met a great challenge and did well. It wasn’t a warm, calm and sunny race day. It was dark, cold and miserable. The elements were lashing out at me, testing my mettle, and I fought back and won. “Yeah! Bring it on!” I said – an army of one. Well, I guess an army of about 500 or so as the other athletes there had to face the same enemy. But I stood my ground with the rest of them.

Dramatics aside, I really do feel accomplished. Triathlon has made me realize that there are other things in life that I can stand against and win. I am the one in control of my life – no one else.

I don’t expect the rest of my path to be without obstacles but I know that as I break through each one, it just makes me stronger to face others.


  1. I’m proud of you! You’re a rock star! Congratulations.

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