This past Monday, I turned 29 (AH I'M GETTING OLD!). Birthdays always have a way of making me reflect – what have I achieved since last year? Am I happy? Am I accomplishing my goals (or making steps towards them)? What do I need to do to make the coming year the best one yet?
This year, as I rode through the hills of Bloomington w/ Coach on the afternoon of my birthday, I was grateful to be doing what I love, pursuing a dream that many would shy away from because the rate of failure is so high.
In my 28th year, I made the decision to live regret-free. Since then, it’s been a series of great adventures (some of which are captured in the gallery below, starting most recent back to March 30, 2015! Check em out!). I’m not sure I could count the number of pools/bodies of water I’ve swum in, the cities I’ve trained and raced in, the new amazing people I’ve met and friends I’ve made, the workouts I’ve completed that I never thought I would be able to. I’ve adopted the philosophy of making my life what I want it to be as opposed to doing what others think I should; of taking action and getting to work, not sitting around and talking about it.
In my 29th year, every moment, every day, I am choosing to do what will ge