I found inspiration yet again while racing the past two weekends. Not just from those who were on top of the podium, but also from those who were participating in the race for various other reasons. Someone in an unhealthy situation, taking steps to be healthier. Someone who had lost motivation, fighting to make a comeback. Someone who dreams of conquering an open water swim. Someone who is racing for a loved one, or a worthy cause. Someone who just wants to nail a bloody darn good race, once and for all.
They are all champions, and I saw them in the flesh the past two weekends in Subic, battling under the hot sun and winning. It’s sometimes a small war for me to get out of bed early in the morning, but I’m reminded on race day by these athletes why I like to sprinkle my year with even lots more days like these.
It’s been a long break for me, since due to unforeseen circumstances my last proper race was back in July 2014. I felt very rusty in Tri United 1 and Century Tuna IM 70.3. Slowly, though, I am getting the engine oiled up again, and just in time.
Thank you for the past two weekends of awesomeness, my fellow triathletes. It’s a real honor to share the race course with you. Inspiration, on.
I’ll see you in Ironman Taiwan soon!!!