2013 was not the year I expected it to be. It has thrown all sorts of curve balls at me, from forced retirement from triathlon to the death of my mother, and an emigration to the other side of the world. I can safely say this year has not turned out how I wanted it to.
I had planned to continue triathlon and compete for NZ, but that was not to be. I also planned to get onto the Southland team for the track nationals and that was also not to be.
Still, recently a friend said to me that I was looking a lot better. I asked her what she meant, and she said I looked happier. I have come to realise that happiness is the most important thing in the world, because life is finite, and there is no time to waste.
Don’t worry, I have a lot of plans for 2014. I haven’t given up on the track cycling, it is just taking longer than I thought to adjust to it and get to some type of decent level. I am also working on the rowing, which is all in the technique. Now I think I have found a balance and some happiness in my life, personally, I can now work on getting back that fitness that I have lost.
I have a lot of work to do.