You see, since I’ve been posting more “mushy” posts, I’ve received a lot questions on how I remain so positive. The answer? I don’t have one. I think that life happens and we either choose to look at it with the glass half empty or half full. And to be honest, the glass half empty is LITERALLY draining.
When the hubs and I got married, we made a promise. A promise to pursue a FULL TIME career in triathlon not look back. We’d give it 5 years and then re-evaluate. The hubs has been pro since 2006, but full time pro since 2008. We are on year 3 of our 5 year plan, and you know what? We’re still not looking back. Remaining positive is the only thing moving us forward.
- YEAR 2008: Hubs drops everything to become full time pro triathlete. First year of marriage, financial worries, the hubs extremely fatigued.
- YEAR 2009: Building a better relationship with sponsors, new coach and proper fueling and training (no more fatigue), but the wifey (me) suffers from health issues and lots of doctor visits (you can read about it here). STRESS CITY for the poor hubs!
- YEAR 2010: Breakout season! Hubs placed top 5 in most of his races and took 1st place at the Steelhead 70.3 Half Ironman. Wifey’s health is getting better (thanks to a GF diet), but hub's season ends with knee problems and he’s forced to sit out of World Champs.
- YEAR 2011: We’re all healed. No injuries or health issues. More motivated to work hard and train smart. Small Business (Healthy Bites) still going well. So blessed with tons of support from friends and family. The season will definitely be rocky at first, but good things come to those who wait, right?
So you may be thinking, “um, where’s the positivity?”
Well, its all about the outlook. Looking at the present day and embracing what you have. Right now we have HEALTH, and we have LOVE and SUPPORT! To me, that’s a glass half full.
By 2012, that glass will be overflowing!
Take a look around you, is your glass half full? Make it overflow this year!
GOOD LUCK to all those BOSTON MARATHONERS! Rest up for Monday.
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