Most everyone is making a big deal about my triathlon and that is awesome! The biggest compliment I've been getting was on my mental toughness. I have to laugh a bit because I think it's more a case of stubbornness and stupidity. For example, when I was on the bike and it hurt (and man, it HURT), I wasn't thinking, "Time to cut my losses and quit." Oh no, I was thinking:
Here's what I probably should have been thinking:
So, see? Not mental toughness! Sheer stupidity!
And then I fell down and I jumped right up, bleeding my guts out, and thought:
When I should have been thinking:
Clearly, I am completely full of mental fortitude since it never even occurred to me to quit, or think I was stupid for trying. This means I am probably insane or THE MOST AWESOME TRIATHLETE THAT EVER LIVED. Nah, I'm crazy. But it's a pretty cool flavor of crazy to be and I'm sure that unwillingness to throw in the towel when I could keep going will help me in my regular life. I probably should have stopped writing this post before I let Nicki Minaj call me a hoe, though, right?