This week’s #miniblogmonday is long enough where it needs to be shared via a full blown blog! Last week, the Coeur Sports team reached out to everyone on the team who had qualified for Kona this year to ask us some questions about our journey. One of the questions asked by other curious women was “How fast were you when you first started?” At first, I just mentally pulled up my past results, plugged them in and sent it back to Coeur HQ. But after some reflection and contemplation, guys/gals, I have really come a long way since I first started this journey!
I want to share some numbers with you, not to brag, not in any way shape or form, but to just show you where I started and the progression. The reason I want to share these numbers is to show 1. You (yes you!) can get better! 2. Hard work and time pay off 3. Results do not happen over night 4. I am still improving…This glance back at past results has given me some new found motivation. Sure, I am not where I want to be YET, but dang, I really have come a long way since the beginning!
1st Open half marathon (2011) 2:53.21—->Best open half marathon (2017) 1:33.45 —>Best half Ironman run split time (2017) 1:33.49
1st Olympic Distance triathlon (2012) 3:19.16—->One year later on the same course (2013) 2:39.26—>Best Olympic Distance time (2015) 2:20.10
1st Half Ironman (2012) 6:21.56—->Best Half Ironman (2017) 4:45.07
1st and only open Marathon (2012) 6:29.50—->Best Ironman Marathon time (2019) 3:22.02
1st Ironman (2013) 12:40.22 —->Best Ironman Time (2019) 10:16.23
So fuel your own fire. Find what motivates you to get better. Take a second to look back and see how far you have come. The journey is not always linear so sometimes it helps to reflect a little. If you’re not where you want to be, you can still get there! Keep persevering, keep showing up and don’t let fear of failure keep you from trying! I believe in you and so should you!
And for your viewing pleasure, the journey in photos.