Rear View

It's that time of year to look in the rear-view. I've been reflecting on 2012 and looking ahead to 2013.  My major goal was to do twelve events in 2012 and I did it......including two century rides and a half-iron triathlon.  I've had so many favorite moments this year and many of the simpler, more joyful moments happened on a swim, bike or run.

The other day, someone posed the question - what keeps you motivated to keep working out - day after day. What keeps you inspired? I found it in each of the events I did this year. Here's what keeps me motivated:

finding my edge
pink caps
the possibility of a personal best

my team! Go YDUBTRICLUB!
to watch others succeed [with Karen at the 2012 WB Tri]

passing it on [a relay with my niece, Lydia in May]

new gear [leaving Lucinda for her B2B slumber party]
it makes me feel like a kid again - only faster [with Anna at a training ride in raleigh]
to go farther than I thought I could [after the HOT 100 in September]

to go places that I never thought I would
for road trips with race buddies [with jyo at stumpy creek]
for the post-race parties [with jess and michelle white lake]

just to finish and have fun

for the anticipation

for the stories behind the scars

to feel strong and fit

to get dirty [rainy ride in april - lost two contacts and had dirt in my teeth]

to be silly

for the memory of those who cannot

for the views

to encourage others when they tri

great causes and cures

for amazing adventures in the middle of nowhere
for the bling

for weekend rides and garden raids in the country

for the post-training rewards

to find the best in me

I can't wait to do it all again in 2013. I may race less this coming year - but I have some big goals in store. Stay tuned for my big announcement in January!