My coach recently competed at the Hy-Vee Worlds in the age cat championships.
It’s still very much an unrealised dream of mine to compete at a “Worlds” anything, and given my age ( 40-45 cat), its not going to be easy. I accept that challenge and I also believe that it will happen because I believe I am capable. Cocky? No..not really, I just choose to believe as opposed to accept defeat. (cue – My Body by Young the Giant)
So back to my coach…by email today, he was talking about how much fun he had. I need to quote him
“…We had lots of fun ! Laurie went hard and came third. I went strong , but really just enjoyed it as much as you can at 95% instead of 100%, and was smiling and chatting up fans and spectators all the way. Felt no pain,( except the last 300m uphill at the finish line), and smiled the whole way. Very nice way to end the season.
Try it in Muskoka. Very fun, no pressure….”
Richard is an amazing guy, and when he says he had fun, he means it. I can very clearly see him chatting it up with people as he says he did. From a personality perspective, he is a lost mold and you cannot help but like him. But it’s his last words that strike me…