Finding what makes your heart sing is so important and what I believe I have found.
I am blessed for sure… since 2009 triathlon has been a joy, a passion, an obsession, not only for my own personal pleasure but my passion extended for others to enjoy too.
I’m not really sure why it’s excites me so much. When I look back to pre-tri days, times when I would just read the triathlon magazines wishing that I was an ironman (which incidentally I can now proudly say I am), I can remember exactly how it made me feel, I would tremble inside with giddiness every time I opened the pages. I guess I can only explain it like, we all have an internal compass and when we find our true north the needle goes twitchy, really twitchy. I remember only having this feeling a few times in my life, when I met my husband, when I left a steady job to start my own business and as I’ve said, upon finding triathlon.
I have been incredibly lucky in my career to have been in the right place, with the right experience and enthusiasm to have triathlon as part of my day to day life. Becoming founder member, head coach and chairman of my local Tri club and becoming a BTF level 2 coach has brought real joy to my life. I like to think that it’s all coincidence, and my spiritual side likes to think … Be careful what you wish for! However my life got sucked into the vortex of triathlon I am truly grateful.
Surrounding myself with triathletes as most of my close friends are triathletes, means that when I’m relaxing and letting my hair down its generally with fellow obsessors! You’d think that this may be tiring, but to be honest life without tri would be quite distressing.
The point to this blog post when I decided to write today, was to highlight the fact that I’ve evolved, my passion when I started this blog page was all consumed with making change, motivating and inspiring others to live healthy and stay well. I still feel deeply about encouragement and support for others success, losing weight, doing your first 5k is valuable, valuable as a catalyst to a greater you. But as I look back through old posts, I feel something different, I feel a sense of my own evolution. How I’ve grown, not to mention the eyes wide openedness of being a university student, doing a Bsc in Exercise and Sports Science.
I am excited and looking to the future, with my coaching business being moved into a new home at The Fell, home of Beacon Bikes and the new triathlon superstore and performance centre. An opportunity to work alongside some great experienced minds and meet some truly fabulous elite and recreational athletes, who share the obsession.
So I suppose it’s a farewell post, to the old me, and welcome post to the new me.
If you read this and it made you think about what your true north us, or even what triathlon means to you, leave me a comment or drop me a line, and maybe we can discuss in my next post.
As ever .. Love ya xx