My dad used to say to me, “we work to live, not live to work”. There are days when the training is hard and we start to question why on earth we do this to ourselves in the first place. Then I remember that it’s because we love it! We love the push, we love the hard work, and we love the reward. Races give us something to train for, a goal to work towards. Whether we’re racing against ourselves or aiming for the podium we do it with the support of our tribe.
We are now well into the winter running race season and about to usher in the 2023/2024 triathlon season. I am so thrilled to have both first timers and more experienced athletes gear up for their races. We do what we need to do as civilians, then splurge all our cash on race entries, training gear, and of course, holiday accommodation.
Good luck everyone! Stay strong! it’s all worth it in the end.