Closing out 2015.

Merry-Christmas-gif-2015-1024x6402015 has been an interesting year, full of events, ups and downs and learning curves. Various things have happened over the course of the year which changed my path forward.

I had thrown myself into training before the 70.3 for Galveston and then, in classic clumsy me style, fell into a hole and injured myself. It set me on a path which at the time, seemed to be the worst thing in the world but in a bizarre way has turned out to be the best possible thing that could have come out of the situation. I managed to finish (and rock) an Olympic in October which I was a bit worried I wouldn’t make after the DNF in April.

I’ve learnt a lot over the course of the year and I’ve also lost a fair amount of weight.

The things I’d like to leave in 2015 are:

Self doubt

Over thinking (which I suppose leaves to self doubt)

The things I cannot wait for in 2016 are too many to list but I’m kicking off the new year with a bang and committing back to my training and some races. I’m heading out to Tanzania in January for 10 days to volunteer. I cannot wait!

And my parents are coming to visit in February and we are going to Mexico for a short break.

One of the most important things I have learned this year is to be grateful and to count my blessings every day.

So, I am grateful if you have stopped by, even once just to read an entry. Thanks for being a part of my 2015 journey – I promise that 2016 is going to be a hundred times better than this year and that great things are going to happen.

2016 is my year!

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The Texas Bowl 2015 – LSU v Texas Tech

Wow! What an introduction to college football… Tuesday night lights have definitely made an impression and so did the crowd!

I was very excited to go the the bowl game after recently watching ‘My All American’ and learning a lot about the story of Freddie Steinmark. I painted my nails in appropriate team colours and headed on my adventure to the stadium with my friend (they went to LSU) so we were obviously purple and yellow for the evening.

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What a game!!! We won (spoiler, sorry) 56 -27 and there was plenty going on, on the pitch and up in the stands. Emotions were running high where we were sat and people seemed to get pretty angry from about the 2nd quarter on. A couple in front started arguing which turned into a fully fledged fight  by the end of the 1st half. Then the guys behind us started full on yelling and getting all crazy behind us. Then other people started getting involved in this.

I learnt a lot about the rules and what was going on, and even joined in with some of the chants! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!

I absolutely loved it (and all the entertainment).

Not my usual post type but it’s sports related and I was so excited about it that I figured you wouldn’t mind! 🙂

 

One year later…

It was a year ago today that I signed up for Galveston 70.3! Today I have made a decision to commit to Kemah Olympic and probably Oilman in November. I want to do a longer race towards the end of the year and it is local, well run and reasonably priced if you sign up early.
What are your race targets for 2016?

Happy Holidays, readers!

Well… It has been a long time since I posted and I definitely needed a break and some time to myself. A lot has happened in this half of 2015 and the last quarter in particular has been interesting and challenging.

I did manage to complete Mammoth Lake.. wait..I I rocked Mammoth Lake! Having been out of the game for so long, I was worried about how that race was going to pan out but not only did I finish it, I felt strong, healthy and I enjoyed it. I smiled the whole course and took in the scenery etc. It reminded me what I loved about the whole thing with triathlon and races and my friends.

I went on to do a relay in Austin as I couldn’t see myself committing to the whole race.

I think next year I’ll be putting some races on the books, maybe with the Oilman at the end of the year since it’s a bit cheaper than Ironman races!

Anyway… I had been meaning to and wanting to post for a while. I’m sorry it took so long. Have a fabulous holiday and enjoy all the wonderful things that this season has to bring. As of today, we are a couple of minutes closer to summer again everyday 😉 so make the most of whatever it is you love about this time of year!

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

S.