Not like “it’s been a week since…” but more like: Boy has it been A WEEK!
The past week started off on a high note. I had the pleasure of heading up to Columbia, MD for one of the remaining Iron Girl events. It’s no wonder that it’s surviving when you see it: People LOVEEEE this race! It’s got a really great vibe and as someone who has never been to a women’s only event like that, it was great to see. And, when it’s put on by the Ulman Cancer Fund you know it’s in good hands 🙂 Joining me for the pro panel was Emily Sherrard, Suzy Serpico, and Bec Wassner. Between the 4 of us we covered ALL the bases. I have stopped being surprised by the fact that now when I leave a panel like that, even I find myself a bit inspired by the other women and with some new tips and perspective to take with me.
My topic for the panel was “It take a village” and I spoke about some of the influential women who have guided me through my career. If you missed it, feel free to take a listen:
On Sunday, we got to be a part of the event by offering encouragement throughout the start, handing out medals and high-five’s, and cheering as much as we could! It was great to see so many smiling faces, everyone had a great time. It was also pretty cool to watch in person as my athlete Susanne smashed it and took first overall!
I headed home and this is unfortunately where things took a turn. My cat, Amelia, who you have all heard plenty about over the years if you’ve been reading for awhile, had been sick the past few weeks. Thinking it was somewhat under control, it was so sad to see her on Sunday, and I knew in my gut that things were worse than we were hoping for. Those of you with furry little friends know how hard it is to say goodbye to such a good one!!!
I had been powering through in the early part of the week, trying to distract myself with workouts and Olympics as best I could. But it was clear that the stress of it all has definitely left me tired and a little sad. Not to mention coming off the back-to-back ironmans, my body is just over it all!
So…..it’s been a week. But the days are going by and as always my support system is one of a kind. I’m looking forward to a new week starting soon, getting things in gear, and continuing the prep for Ironman Wisconsin in September!