Friday, November 18, 2011

Your badge of greatness

I've been reflecting on the significance of this weekend and what I was thinking and feeling a year ago as I prepared to take on the 140.6 mile course at the Arizona Ironman here in Tempe. Nervous. Scared. Anxious. Excited. And ready to be done.

I'll be honest. It seems like a long time ago.

Perhaps it's because I haven't been spending countless hours in the pool or on the road cycling.

Perhaps it's because my goals are aligned with something I truly enjoy.

Perhaps it's because that accomplishment is starting to pale in comparison of my future aspirations.

In either case, I wear my IM badge proudly and am excited to watch as other friends and competitors earn their own this weekend. It is a phenomenal accomplishment that no one will ever be able to take away.

Wear your badge with pride, whatever it may be. You've earned it.


1 comment:

  1. It does seem like a long time ago, but I was missing it watching the finish line tonight on Universal Sports online. I am thinking of doing it again in 2013, maybe volunteer in 2012 to ensure myself entry. Keep up the training and racing!