My last event was in 2010. I believe it was the Camarillo Duathlon. It is now nearly four years later and I have to admit I have been too far away from the excitement of multisport.
Over the past few years I learned a lot about myself, relationships, and what it takes to start a business. TrainingMetrix is at a stalemate after spending many thousands developing TMX Beta, Excel-based triathlon templates and exploring a few other business ideas. It has been and will continue to be an awesome ride. Successful entrepreneurs are the lucky ones. Among the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs, there are thousands of hardworking visionaries who never attain the same status. These hidden entrepreneurs are the real drivers of the economy, not the single success types like Zuckerberg.
I also discovered what it was like to have a limited friendship with a narcissist. While this person was very intelligent and I enjoyed the time, the reality is they always bailed for something else when the real friendship bonding was about to take place. The adventure we shared together quickly disappeared. Then they bailed again and I wished them the best. Narcissists never seem to understand the compromise of a friendship and will always put themselves first. I can appreciate this, but don’t care to deal with this type of person anymore.
So, with this post, I want to open a new chapter. A chapter which I return to those golden days of competing in multisport. Only this time, I want to take it slow and work toward finishing my first Ironman. I love the thrill of competition and personal growth through triathlon, it is forever in my blood. Stay tuned…