The other day Res and I were doing the math about how many years we have been doing triathlons. We couldn't believe when we actually figured out that we had been at it for 5 years. We can remember it like it was yesterday. We remember that first workout when in a cold February morning (not as cold as our February mornings in NY), we met the IronTex crew.
So... 5 years... hoping for many more, We will continue our journey, a journey of learning, sharing, having some fun while at it doing what we love now. It is our lifestyle now and we are glad that we have learned to balance our lives so it doesn't consume us. It is part of our lives but not our life. In this lifestyle it is so easy to get sucked into the racing every weekend, that thrill of accomplishing goals and a lot of times you want to accomplish them all at once. It is like you don't have enough weekends to do everything you want to do. We have learned that our bodies, wallets, and life in general need a break from the whole swim, bike, run. There is family, houses to take care of, mental breaks to be had, and simply we keep reminding ourselves we do this for FUN... we don't get paid to do this... we pay to do this, so might as well we do it to have some FUN.
I guess all I have to say now is.. let's make our 5th season in the sport a badass one... that's why our IG has a #Badass2017 on most of our post. We are trying to be smarter about our racing, training and whole life balancing thing. Commutes from work changed a bit earlier this year so again, trying to find that right balance and training for our A race @ Ironman Lake Placid while staying motivated with the winter days it's been a challenge, but looks like finally we are in a routine and figured out pool schedules, gym, bike times and runs.... all while still feeding ourselves, taking care of our furbaby, the house, shoveling/blowing the driveway when it snows, and you know.. spending some quality time together in between #NotAllAboutTraining.