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From Sasquatch 2011, The Thermals and Sharon Van Etten.

So. I've officially decided to scrap my plans of doing the Ironman 70.3 this summer, and the shorter triathlon I had planned for this coming month. It's hard to admit - largely because I encouraged a friend to sign up, and have been so public about my commitment. But it just doesn't feel right. My knee is still an issue (I'm seeing a doctor today, thanks for the push everyone!) and I just don't feel excited about it. I want to have a summer where I spend time outside because I have the urge, not because it's on my training schedule. I still think that an Ironman 70.3 is is my future in the next few years but....not this August. More to come....

"The country is in deep trouble. We've forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to question the powers that be, the courage to be impatient with evil and patient with people, the courage to fight for social justice. In many instances we will be stepping out on nothing, and just hoping to land on something. But that's the struggle. To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word." - Cornel West


NK said...

I am so in awe of your ability to answer when your body speaks! And also really proud of you.

Shorty said...

Thanks NK! I know you know how hard it is. Right now learning to do that feels more important than pushing myself towards this one particular goal, etc....it helps to get reassurance from you and others that this is a good choice...xoxo