Looking back, I see that my greatest blessings came from taking risks.
After a broken knee cap, running became more difficult. I decided to take a year off from running and opted to do Aquabike.
I could have hit rock bottom, but instead I used exercise and the time for myself as part of my transition into recovery.
It took me nearly 45 minutes, but I did it. I finished the swim! I had been working so hard mentally and physically to get to that point and I was completely elated. I felt so empowered to have conquered that fear.
Leia’s longest run to date is a 14-mile trail run that we did together during Ironman training in Central Oregon. She lets me know when she has pent up energy by getting into things that she shouldn’t, like garbage cans. I train mostly by myself, Leia is my constant companion on the road running and in my daily life.