One of the ways I keep improving in this addictive sport of triathlon is to learn from my (as I see them) failures.  Every time I do not reach one of my goals in the time line I have set out, it starts a fire deep inside of me that drives me to focus on what went wrong and what steps need to be taken – not only to reach my goals but surpass them entirely.  This is the sickening feeling I have been stuck with since the ITU race.

Although I have had a great season, winning all of my races this year, including 2 course records and a National title, I am only able to focus on my short comings and attack them with a vengeance.  Some may think that I have done quite well and just may be at my limit, but I have been told that many times in my life and it just helps fuel the fire – a desire to prove that I can go further and race on an elite level.

I will continue to post on my blog throughout the winter, about my goals and training for the upcoming season, because it takes a year long commitment to make these goals more than just words thrown about on paper… stay tuned for a fantastic season of swimming, biking and running!