Today was a profound day for me, as I coached and yelled and heckled my athletes from the sidelines of the Pinehurst triathlon. It was so much fun to volunteer and to be a supporting presence on the race course.
My athletes were all stellar. They all finished shaking, stumbling, empty, and triumphant. They took risks. They succeded. And I witnessed the growth of the next generation of superstars. 🙂 Focusing on THEM gave me pause. And then re-focusing on them gives me direction. I can see where I want to go.
It’s hard to let go of the NCTS after 4 years of holding the title, or to pro racing with the big girls, or to training a silly amount of time each week given coaching and my kids. But hmm. I must say, it’s actually quite enchanting. 🙂
I don’t know where things will go, with the stitches out and my foot still dead to the touch.
I keep hearing platitudes like “change is good” and “things happen for a reason” and “never give up, you’ll be back!” Well, they are well meant, but I’m just not so sure.
But I am sure that I’m happy, right where I am. Imagine that. Are you? : ))