Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Deflowered

I had the best time.

I had the worst time.

Friends: great.

My race: opposite of great.

I am better and stronger than I allowed myself to be on the day. I don't know what my time was, and I don't ever want to know. I would consider it an act of friendship if you did not look it up.

This is not my race report. That will follow when I have more time to write, and when I have had more time to process the experience. I am already learning--already planning. Until then:

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."*

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."*
*Lord Winston Spencer Churchill



17 comments:

Shelley said...

You are strong and will be getting stronger..can't wait to read your report!!!

Mallie said...

You were there. You did what not many folks can, or are willing to do.

Rural Girl said...

Move it forward. Easier said than done. That was a hard course. I was doing the Olympic thinking, 'how did they do the half yesterday?' So, I think you're awesome for conquering the Wildflower!
BTW thanks for lending me the CO2 cartridges. Did you find them in the car?

Taconite Boy said...

I still hate bolder

a.maria said...

lol. i'm laughing at taconite boy's comment. DUDE! "i would consider it an act of friendship if you did not look it up".. lol. thats how i feel about EVERY RACE!!! at least you got out there and did it! i can't wait to read about it!

21stCenturyMom said...

Dude - I walked the whole run and I only did the Oly. Move it forward is right. (ha ha... can I tell you how good it feels to dump that load on someone else - as if.... BUT WE MUST!)

Live and learn... that's my new motto.

It was lovely meeting you if only for a few moments.

Laurie said...

You finished and you are learning from it. Don't let it ruin your day!

Wendy said...

This is me not lookin' it up.

But I am lookin' up to you Greyhound.

Finishing is an accomplishment not to be taken lightly. As much as I hate personal growth and learning, I know it's really a good thing.

After it's over and done.

Robyn & Rachel said...

Robyn had a few similar moments during an East Coast sprint this weekend. Still trying to not let it get me down! Looking forward to reading your report.

Phoenix said...

Love that quote! Man, that's one every triathlete should have on the fridge, by the bed, on the mirror, on a post it next to the computer.

Sounds like Wildflower was a tough course. You got-er-done. That's saying enough.

Wrenching Winz said...

Good shot. Its the journey to the goal not the destination that makes memories

Donald said...

Dude, it was a tough day out there. Highest DNF rate in many years. You should be congratulated just on finishing.

It was nice to meet you briefly on Saturday. Good luck with the rest of your racing.

Andra Sue said...

I'm sorry you had a sucky race. Still can't wait to read your race report. You're always so insightful. Keep your head up! :-)

Coach Tammy said...

More is learned from a bad race, than from a good one.

You finished WILDFLOWER, right? So you're on up on most of us.

Bigun said...

I promice not to look. There. I didn't look. I'm going to look eventually, but I won't look for YOUR results, just TB's, Bold's, and everyone elses. Except yours. No way. Not even if you beg me to. I won't do it.

TRI Vortex said...

Hey, everyone feels different after their cherry's been popped.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

sorry you had a sucky race - but I hear that universally it's a tough course.

I know. doesn't help much. Maybe next time?

Move forward, keep going!