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Triathlon is More Than I Bargained For—The Power to Choose and Pay It Forward!
Triathlon is More Than I Bargained For – The Power to Choose and Pay It Forward!
Saturday morning comes around and I fueled with my standby oatmeal, banana, and almond milk. Then I picked out an outfit that I felt fast in when I ran. After all, you gotta look good when you’re under pressure right? Then I headed to the track where I have completed the test in the past. Bummer – there was a soccer game going on so it didn’t look realistic to run around the game going on. Ok, plan B – head to the other high school track just a mile up the road. I continued with my mental prep and getting psyched to have a good run. Score! The track was open and there were people running around the track. The sun was out and the test was stacking up to be a successful one. I started some running drills and did one loop around the track. Then a guy flagged me over his way near the gate. He said, “I’m sorry but you’ll need to exit the track in 20 minutes as the track is rented by the next group”. How could this happen? Everything was stacking up for a good test…this couldn’t be happening to me, not now!
I headed back to the car with my husband and we decided to go to a tried and true flat gravel trail that we do a lot of training on. It wasn’t a track but it was flat and continuous. Long story short – I ran the test and maintained my fitness stats – no improvement or decline from my last test. I chose to take that as a positive victory rather than a negative and also learn from the dynamics of multiple attempts and mental roller coaster of starting my test. It could have gone either way – it was my choice.
Why I Choose to Tri and Pay It Forward Through LUNA Chix?
I am a LUNA Chix because of the importance I place on triathlon as a key pillar of strength in life and for the bond it creates with others (even though it’s an individual sport). I get a thrill in seeing others contemplate and breakthrough physical and mental challenges in the sport that are so easily transferred and utilized in everyday life situations. I also love the fact that no matter how long one is involved in the sport, the physical and mental elements are just as rewarding and challenging as the year prior. It’s a continuous learning environment.
I choose to live an active lifestyle and pay it forward by helping others realize their true potential. What are you going to do today? It’s all about choices…triathlon helps you prepare and navigate life’s many experiences – both positive and negative. Come join us at a future LUNA Chix triathlon workout…the choice is yours and we’d love to help you “tri” this lifestyle on for size – for the health of it!
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