I cried the first time I swam in Lake Michigan. Literally. The waves were huge, and that shit is scary. I stood on the beach- wetsuit on, arms crossed, debating if I should quit this whole triathlon thing before I start.
Two triathlons later, I’m signed up for 4 new races. (The first is in 3 weeks!) It’s hard to imagine life without the sport.
In short, IRONMAN and Women for Tri want to know the reasons WHY women compete.
I seriously dig a good marketing campaign, and long bike rides give me a significant amount of time to
talk to myself reflect. Here’s my WHY:
It’s a ‘face your fears’ kind of thing. I feel empowered by accomplishing training goals that once seemed unrealistic. I’m getting stronger each week and becoming a more confident version of myself. Triathlon has sparked new goals and dreams and a passion that gets me out of bed in the morning.
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah