I decided to join Tri It For Life which is a mentored training program for She Tris for those who haven't done a sprint triathlon before. I got babysitters, my husband left work early, and for 12 weeks I trained to accomplish this goal. I never knew I had it in me to work at 3 different sports at the same time. I realized how much I love being with a group of women that are all inspired by this One Journey. I had friends that joined me and made friends along the way. I actually swam 250 yards, biked 9 miles and ran 2 miles with my husband and 5 year old daughter cheering me on. This was the most amazing journey I have ever taken and when I crossed the finish line, I didn't want it to end.
I look back on that race and realize that it changed my life. I learned a lot about myself and the power of other women wanting to see you accomplish this race. I realized that life happens and it's ok to miss some workouts and just do the best that you can. I learned how amazing it feels from not being able to run 1/2 a mile, to finishing all three sports without stopping. I learned that it's ok that I'm slow. What truly matters is that I'm showing up and trying. I kept thinking and saying that "I'm trying...". I have now changed that to "I am triing!"