Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Aftermath

I thought I'd be sore - I'm not. I thought I'd be exhausted - I wasn't. I suppose that means that I should have put more out there, left more on the course. But, in my life so far, I've learned so many lessons through pain, it's awfully nice to learn a few through joy. That sounds a little like I'm feeling sorry for myself, but I'm not. Most of my "pain" has been self inflicted - ramming my head repeatedly into figurative brick wall after figurative brick wall just to prove to myself that it was hard. Enough of that!

The race euphoria has worn off a bit but, thanks to all of your encouragement and the support and love of my family, the famed post-race blues have yet to take seed. I'm gearing up and excited for the next challenge - Lake St. Louis Olympic Distance.

In other news, thanks to 21stCenturyMom, my FTE report is featured on Race Athlete's website! How cool is that!

Well, sports fans, its another day in this brand new triathlete's life - and I'm looking forward to grabbing it and running - or biking - or swimming with it.

Be careful out there!


21stCenturyMom said...


I think you are not sore because it was a short race and you were trained to take more.

I think you don't have the blues because you are already on to the next thing. An Oly!

Go Phoenix!

Vickie said...

I don't really get sore either from doing tris, like with running only. I am tired, but not the flat out, can't do a thing tired I get with running either. Its a different feeling. You feel spent yet energized. Does that sum it up? No need to have post-race blues. You aren't done for the season yet! Save the blues for Nov. and Dec.!

Dying Water Buffalo said...

Hey nice race report! I saw you on race athlete :) very cool.

Looking foward to the rest of your season.

Donald said...

Congrats on your tri finish - I really enjoyed your report.

The great thing about this sport is that there's always another adventure waiting for you. Good luck with your Oly training.

jeanne said...

you are a supahstah! i'm glad to hear you are no longer ramming your head into a wall. that's gotta hurt after a while!

and wooo, an oly! you go grrl!

Jane said...

Are you my tri-doppelganger? I too am doing an olympic on that Labor Day weekend. I will send to good mojo then. Hmmm, maybe we will do an ironman together one day (I am nothing, if not ambitious).