…or more eloquently stated by Theodore Roosevelt:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
One of the great things about the sport of triathlon is that we all have a strength and a weakness; and given that we train for three disciplines, there is always something to improve upon. No matter what level you get to, or how many races you have done, this continues to ring true. Yet I’ve also learned along the way that you have to play to your strengths. More than anything, accepting a weakness can be a mental battle; but as we all know, a large portion of what we do in life is driven by attitude and our mentality; which is dictated by our choosing.
I went into Texas 70.3 ready for a good hard effort. I heard rumors floating around that ‘many pros came into this race not rested, amidst their large training block for Ironman Texas’. I was not one of them. Sure, I had done some big training in April, but I came into this race rested. I’ve learned that each time I step on a start...