Keeping Inspired

Last night I got an email from Coach that she had been asked to help a 67 year old blind woman complete a triathlon, and in all places.....New York City.  I get so inspired by Coach when I hear about her accomplishments in terms of racing, but this email truly did inspire me.

It made me think about how I could help somebody.  I know everybody says they are so busy they can't fit another thing in, and in some instances I agree but in other circumstances I think there is alway something that can be added.  I guess I'm just afraid to look back at my life and think I wish I would have.  I never want to think that and to this point I haven't.  I have raised money for LLS and MS and it feels great, but the idea of helping somebody complete a triathlon is inspiring.  Helping somebody do something that you love just makes too much sense.

This morning while getting my hair cut I was talking to the sylist about how much I truly do love working out and training for the race in April.  I could hear myself talking about the race and training with such passion.  I know that training is going to be long and grueling but if I keep focused and finding inspiration in the little things the time will fly and simultaneously be nothing but pure enjoyment.

Another friend of mine asked me about knee braces and training and during the conversation it was pointed out that I should think about becoming a trainer.  When I hear statements like that it moves me to really consider pursuing that line of work.  And in reality while it would be a job, it would  be something that I enjoy and more importantly something that I would be really good at.  I would like to get Oceanside under my belt before considering going that route.  Having the ability to say 70.3 Finisher would seem to carry more clout.  The thought of helping novices with their training motivates me on those days when waking up seems so hard.

Triathlon has truly altered my life.  My view of life was always positive but accomplishing the training has made my outlook even more positive and easier to say 'I can do.....'  The words 'I can't' are being dropped from my vocabulary.  Success leads to more success and as of right now I would deem my training successful.
Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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