Trifactor 2013 – 3K Swim

14 05 2013

A month ago, I finished a sprint distance triathlon. Yeah, great! A month after that, just last Sunday, I finished my first 3km open water swim. A tick off the bucketlist but not one that was easily breezed through. Swimming is relatively easy for me if it were only in the pool but dealing with current, salt water, and other swimmers is a totally different ball game. Never mind that I sort of have experienced the same during past triathlons but this 3km swim was more than just sprinting towards the finish.

 

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Metasprint Series 2013

22 04 2013

Well, the past 4 months of training and tweaking have paid off. I didn’t drown. I didn’t fall off my bike. I didn’t collapse despite the heat during the run.

Yup! After the Aquathlon last February and the Duathlon last March, I have done the Triathlon yesterday. It wasn’t easy, for sure, but it was great fun! I was not the strongest nor was I the fastest. But damn right I did my hardest.

It’s true what they say. Getting into the sport requires a lot of commitment, especially when you need to get up at 430 in the morning to pedal or run. More than motivation from friends, it requires you to give a constant reminder to yourself on why you’re doing this.

 

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To my training buddies, to our coach-by-force, to friends, and most especially to the one person who continued to support and cheer for me despite the distance, a huge huge thank you! I finished the race with a smile on my face.

I move on happy at what was done and looking forward to the next challenge… 😀

 





2012: A year in focus, of change

31 12 2012

2012 turned out to be not what I expected when it began. Nevertheless, it allowed me to refocus and change. It was a difficult start of the year when I hurt my back and diagnosed with problem that had to make me stop doing a lot of things. I gave up a lot of things and it was difficult to get over the fact.

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But when life gives you lemons, cut it in half and sprinkle over your salmon. Piece by piece, I guess, you can get back up your feet. Now, with new eyes and a different perspective, I’d probably be able to look back on 2012 and think of it as when hell of a meal.