The amount of self exploration that is done during an endurance race is incredible. I learned more about myself and life on Saturday than in thirty-four years of life. I loved my life before the race, I have an amazing girlfriend, two of the best kids in the world, and a family that loves me more than I could ever ask. All of that helped me during the race but after the race my appreciation for life changed. Calling Kate and my parents took on a whole new meaning Saturday afternoon. I enjoyed the ride back to my aunt and uncles house because I took it all in. I enjoyed the views, the heart to heart talk with my uncle, and the the sounds of nature while driving. In that moment it hit me that life isn't that complicated, it is what we are born with that makes life. I want to give my children and Kate the best that life has to offer, that doesn't mean the best electronics or the best gifts. Life is all about love and helping others, the smiles on my children's face while playing in the pool and the cutest sticky notes all over the apartment from Kate are better than anything car or big screen tv.
The past few days have been difficult when it has come to my blood sugars and insulin. My body is beat and I haven't been helping it recover, a golf tournament today, go kart racing Sunday, and working all day Monday have delayed a full recovery. I've been out of range a lot but nothing crazy, tomorrow is the beginning of starting to train for what is next. Yes, the omelets, beers, Little Debbie snacks, and fast food have been good but that isn't me. Yes I have been doing everything right for as long as I can remember so to have some fun and having a "bad" diet for a few days isn't horrible but again isn't me. Running, cycling, perfect blood sugars and a healthy diet are my life. I love my life and love what is next!!
"Not many people get to go to bed, putting their head on the pillow and feeling so good about how...you know the life they have created for themselves..."