I hated every single second of it. Not only the race, but the training as well. I hated learning to swim. I hated the early mornings, the painful evenings, the sore body, the injuries. I hated seeing my girlfriend almost crying when she saw my body shaking after a long training, it broke my heart. I hated people making fun of my bike and my swimming technique. I hated swimming in the sea, the saltwater, the waves. I hated the "challenging bike ride" of Nice, that uphill ride took my soul for a moment. I hated not being able to run to my full potential because of injuries.
I hated everything. But you know what? I would do it again, without any hesitations, just to feel the glory of crossing that finish line again. All the pain, the suffering, the blood, sweat and tears, were worth it.
I might not be the fastest, nor the strongest, nor the one with the smoothest technique, but I finished, which was just beyond imagination a few months ago. I would do it all over again, because triathlon is changing my life, and I know every time I train for and finish one of these challenging races, I become a better version of myself, physically and mentally.
Now I challenge you to become a better version of yourself. You want to run a marathon? You want to become an IronMan? Go for it, but do not just add it to your "bucket list" like everybody else. Force yourself to train, even when you are tired, even when you are sleepy, even when you are hungover, even when it is cold and dark outside. I challenge you to suffer, because that is the only way you will make your dreams come true.
That’s what Diego said just after crossing the finish line of IRONMAN 70.3 Nice.
What’s about me? I adored my holidays in Nice!
Social Media/Mailing Address:
https://vnepal.com/ - my project for travelers to Nepal
https://www.instagram.com/genia_adventure/ - - - @genia_adventure
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https://www.facebook.com/d.moracespedes - Diego’s FB
https://www.instagram.com/diego.mora.cespedes/ - Diego’s Instagram
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