Monday, August 23, 2010

Gettin' back my mojo

I'm not really sure what happened, but this last week was huge for me. Other than getting pulled over and searched, I really had a great time. I ran a lot. I talked with people in the shop. I got some time with friends and family. And I had a couple good workouts.

I decided early in the week, since one of the perks of working at the shop is that it's free, that I would race the mini tri (1k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) at Great Buckeye on Sunday. My confidence has been lacking. And I was feeling out of shape, so I figured this could just act as a test.

And lo and behold, somehow, I pulled out my first overall win!!!

I think it's just because none of my uber fast teammates were racing. We had perfect weather and I led start to finish. And my dad came out to witness. It was fun.

And most of all, it was just another affirmation that I'm going to be ok. In fact, I went out for a ride with a guy, whom I haven't known very long, on Friday and he was surprised at how much I was smiling and laughing. He just doesn't know that's how I typically am. How sad is that??

I'm getting back to me. And it feels good.

10 comments:

Brett P said...

You're headed in the right direction, Amanda!

Andy said...

Way to go Amanda! Very impressive.tolial

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Yay! Congrats on the tri win! That is just awesome! And, congrats for getting your mojo back! :)

TRI-james said...

Sounds like you turned the corner -hard work is ahead but the future is bright again.

Matty O said...

Congrats on the tri victory! Keep your head up and believe in yourself!!

Kim said...

YES!!!! thatta girl. welcome back :)

Christi said...

Oh yea! That is awesome! You are coming out the funk and I am so happy for you! Let the great times roll!

Ray said...

Overall Victory :) that's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

First, congrats of the first overall victory

Second, it sounds like time is letting you get back to normal and enjoying what you love to do.

Colleen said...

Way to go Amanda! Glad to hear that you are getting back to you!