I can’t believe we are at the tail end of August. This year is flying by and I feel like I’m barely holding on!
After a disappointing race mentally at Texas, coach had me right back in the mix of training. I think she really knew I needed to not sit and wallow, so I became focused on working towards the next goal: IMAZ. Arizona was always the A focus this year, so it was a great way to learn some lessons and apply them to the next IM.
Since then I completed a version of the Whole 30 and about to start another round, gone to my first triathlon camp in Lake Placid (hello IMLP in 2016) and have worked towards some life changes. I also decided that refinishing my kitchen cabinets would be a great idea (it isn’t) but I’m on the tail end of finishing that project. Basically I’ve only left enough time in my life to eat lots, sleep and play with the fur kids.
That being said I have now laid the groundwork to chase some happiness in the next few years. On Monday, I will begin my first day of classes. I’m going to be going after my Masters in Kinesiology with a focus in Coaching. How awesome is it that a masters like that exists? I’m beyond thrilled to learn more about something that I love so much. I am ready for the adjustment to be a student again! (in addition to my daytime job, because that isn’t going anywhere yet) Plus it’s really cool that I will be going through my coursework with other coaches from all over the US. There will be university level coaches, high school coaches as well as recreational coaches I get to share with and learn from. I’m overwhelmed with the excitement – I’m like a kid before the first day of school! (I should point out I was always the excited kid on the first day, nice to see 8 years after graduating college nothing’s changed)
The other item I’ve sort of kept under wraps is that I’ll be attending a USAT Coaching 1 level certification course this fall. I’m sure with both pieces you can tell where my heart lies. I love the sport of triathlon, the friendships I’ve made and everything I’ve learned. It’s important to me to continue to learn and make myself the best coach I can be. I want to help other’s reach their goals and be successful because I wouldn’t be where I am without the support of my friends, teammates and coaches I’ve had along the way.
With that information let me know if you are interested, I’m opening up some spots to start this fall – you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via social media 🙂 I can’t tell you how excited I am and how ready I am to get this moving. It’s been hard to keep it under wraps, but I wanted to get my ducks in a row before letting the world in on my little secret.
Here’s to a very busy fall full of things that I love!