Tonight a friend interviewed me for an article he is writing. He asked me what advice do I have for other triathletes. It really got me thinking and I needed to write my thoughts down since it's unusual for me to have thoughts.
I was thinking about my answer as I dumped my dinner I had made, that almost made me throw up, down the disposal in the sink. "Don't give up." It was crazy how defeated I had felt after one bad dinner cooked. The past 3 months I have really seen my dreams coming true.
My swim and run have been the fastest they have ever been. I'm working with my coach, who has helped improve my swim and run. I have some new sponsors and continual sponsorship's who support and believe in me.
I've set my goals so high, just as we all should. Five years ago I would've never believed I would be where I am and have accomplished all that I have. Everyone has moments of doubts. In those moments it's easy to quit and give up. But had I'd given up, the time would have passed anyways and who knows where I could've been or all the things I would've missed out on.
Don't give up, don't quit. When you get knocked down, get back up. When the world tells you "you can't" respond with "watch me."
I've been told that I can't be a mom and a pro triathlete. Guess who went pro? Now it's a big balancing act. I've said it time and time again but don't ever want my friends and family to think they aren't appreciated, so I'll say it again. I couldn't have done this without their support.
When the goin gets tough, the tough gets goin. And I'm gonna keep going.