Hello everyone! I have received some communication from challenge members with their week 1 progress or their personal challenge requirements. Good job to everyone!
I just returned from a trip to Panama City Beach, FL where most everyone knows that I volunteered at the Ironman race. I stood in line with my friend Annelise and we registered for 2012. It is done. We are committed. NO MORE EXCUSES.
I mention this because it was exactly what I needed to experience in order to provide me with the right encouragement and motivation for my own personal journey to the victory lap. The race itself is in a class of its own. Words cannot capture the emotions rolling around PCB all weekend. I will share a few stories here throughout the week as this week's motivation. This is not about Ironman, triathlon, or any race. These are stories of perseverance, dedication, and never giving up even when doubt looms.
TALES FROM IRONMAN 2011- Part 1
The reward is not in the destination, but in the journey...
As the swimmer made her way to shore, the volunteers, family members and all the people remaining at the swim start stood and cheered for her as if she just won the race. Dave, the announcer, made comment that sometimes the journey we take is shorter than we think it will be. We must remember that this is about the journey and not the destination. Her race day ended at 9:22 am on this particular day, however she is able to try again.