Today is my 2nd raceaversary, which means it’s my 1st bloggerversary!
I write often about how racing has changed my life, but starting a blog has also had a significant impact on me. You’ll note the tagline of my blog:
I do it, and I do it big. Here’s not to forgetting about it.
I have a way of underestimating both the quality and quantity of things I do. Even when I acknowledge them, it is often with reluctance or shame. If I’m capable of so much, what am I doing with myself at this very moment?
Writing has helped me have moments of delight I would not have allowed myself before. Since my last raceaversary, I have:
- Finished my first and second Olympic distance triathlon
- Finished my first Ironman 70.3
- Raced my first (and second) races in another state
- Raced my first race in another country
- Completed my first (and probably last) obstacle race
- Gave my first solo recital in 9 years
- Maintained my weight within a healthy range
- Gotten boo’ed up
That’s a lot of stuff. A lot of good stuff for which I am very thankful. There is nothing on that list I could have accomplished without the grace of God and the love and support of family and friends. My parents, Blonde Oprah, Coachie, The Mentor, 3M, Adonis – things seem to keep coming back to the relationships that give me strength and inspire me to be the best Lady J that I can be.
If you’re reading this, you are likely a part of my life, and I want you to know that I think of you and (try to, I forget sometimes!) diligently pray for your awesomeness. Thank you for being you!