One year ago today, I ran my very first race: the Canmore Rocky Mountain 5K. Reaching the point where I was capable of running, let alone running a solid 5km was a huge accomplishment for me. That is a finish line that I will always remember crossing.
|After completing my first race. That one was in the mountains too!|
Since that time, I have completed one more 5K, two 10Ks, one half marathon, three sprint triathlons, and an Olympic triathlon. I have been reshaped, not just on the outside, but the inside too. I am still the same person, but I have a focus and passion that weren't there before.
Running and tri-ing has changed me and redefined me - or rather I have changed myself. I approach every area of my life with more confidence. I handle the stresses in my life better, and am learning to balance things in a way I never could before.
One year after running my first 5K race, I ran another 5K in a race, only this time it was after swimming 1500 metres, biking 38km and running the first 5km. I know you're all waiting for that race report. ;) It will come, but not today, I'm afraid. For now, here's a teaser picture: