Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here. Looking at the last blog post date, I’ve since moved, became single, got a grad degree, traveled some, learned how to ride a bike and run, and got another job. Lots of changes in life, sometimes with a worry as if it were a tease of things to come. Fingers crossed for a calm though.
I suppose my free time has been immersed with triathlon-ing and health. Lots of biking, running, and some swimming. No bragging, but I’ve done fairly well this year. Especially in short-course races. Started off the year with a small win and consistently placed in top 3 in AG or Overall. More competitive races like Vineman 70.3 are plenty humbling though, and perception of ‘fast’ quickly fades. It’s all fun and good and games. As of today though, I’m burned out. I don’t feel like training for tris much, and most recently cancelled a race this weekend. I may sign up for another race later this year, but I need a break. So I’m hitting the trails instead.
Aside from a good workout, there are few things inspiring of modesty as standing atop a mountain, scanning for the tiny ant path you just crawled up. ‘Running’ becomes relative, air gets thin, appreciation for simple things grows, and you simply feel blessed. If there’s ever a place for good worship and prayer, it’s up top, even when you’re feeling low.
Next endeavour is less than one month away – the annual Labor Day Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top. I don’t know why I signed up, but it’s different and looks fun. I had a chance to scope out the course yesterday and realized that I have a lot of work to do 🙂 Maybe I’ll blog my progress till then.
|Summiting Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) on Aug. 4, ’13. Great weather, but a tough climb.|