|10 mins before the race start |
better get that wet suit on!
|Kris and I before my first ever Triathlon...|
Can you tell by my half smile that I felt
nauseous up to the minute before the start
It was in October when I started this post and at that time it was the one year anniversary of my very first race, the Scotiabank Half Marathon. Signing up for that race I didn't gave much thought to how this was going to change my life, I didn't know it could or would and it was during the training I saw an ironman race online. Mike Riley was cheering on the races saying "so and so you are an IRONMAN!" That was all I needed to see, that was all I needed to hear, and I knew that I needed to an ironman race. It was like everything I was searching for became clear in that moment. I ran my first race a few weeks after that day and that was the next step in my journey.
|T2 during Muskoka 5150|
|A few of the IC cheer squad representing at Muskoka 5150!|
All in all, I spent the past year out of my comfort zone I loved every minute of it! Okay, maybe there were a few minutes I was less then thrilled but you catch my drift.
|The Finish line at Muskoka 70.3, I made it!|
|August 18 2013|
I have been inspired and changed by this past year, so much so that even before I raced my half ironman, I signed up for the 2013 Ironman Mont Tremblant race. Yup, that's right I am doing the full 140.6 distance next year so it looks like I am up for another year pushing myself out of my comfort zone and really, there isn't ANYWHERE else I would rather be!
As 2012 is coming to a close and I re-read this post, look at the pictures and remember all the fun I have had this year, I sit here and feel happy and grateful. This has been such a terrific year and I am looking forward to 2013 and all that comes with it!