Friday, December 17, 2010

This is the first day of my life . . .



So today I decided to breakout Conor Oberst. I love this song but I love the video more. Yes, I recognize this is a love song and I know you are wondering what this song has to do with triathlon. Well it is my prerogative to say it has nothing to do with triathlon and it is just a song I really like. But this song did get me thinking about my some of my training partners. There are people you train with and then there are your training partners. I do not know what else to call them but a training partner is someone you meet and just click with. Overtime you create this bond of loyalty and complete understanding. You are out on the road with this person and you know they would do anything to protect you from other riders, cars, dangerous obstacles, etc and it turn you would do the same. A training partner understands and appreciates what motivates you, your strengths and weaknesses, and your goals for the future. A training partner feels the same sense of success when you have a break through race, even if it is detrimental to his/her place and/or standing. I have been lucky to have some great training partners that have not only made an impact on my life athletically but personally too. I am encouraged today that I will meet more of these wonderful people and when I do it will be the first day of my life . . .