What an absolutely perfect night to be outside. 31 miles at 21.7 mph on the bike and then a little 2.4 mile brick run @ 8:07 it was one mile race pace then easy. Feeling super strong, like I might be ready. Hey I even remembered to put on shorts for my run, things are looking up 😏 I even snagged a KOM during my bike intervals with a rest in the middle of the segment 😁
Just like a river, our life is full of ebbs and flows. As much as we want to resist the rocks that block the flow of our path, there is usually a reason for it. We have to trust that through the process and detour the flow of life and goals will return. They will return stronger, united, and made more resilient in the mountain that is life.
Although this set back has been painful and emotional, it has brought about that I need to do a better job taking care of the muscles, joints, and bones that are carrying me through this life. The life filled with great adventures, and limitless goals. I have one body, and the core of the body need to remain healthy and functioning. Such an easy thing to over look or push aside, until you can’t move and realize that your ultimate hard drive, your internal mechanisms - skeletal, muscular, nervous - are working together with your brain (& your will). Be kind to your body, and make sure you treat it with care so your dreams can continue throughout life.
Thank you for all the kind words, positive thoughts, suggestions, and good vibes as I’ve been working through my back issues. This community is such an amazing resource for information and support. Internally grateful this little box world exist!
#timetrialtuesday from this past weekends Ironman Mont Tremblant...amazing views and a tough bike course for sure! @canyon_na Speedmax SLX did the job! Thanks to all my #teamzoot sponsers like Canyon and @garmin for keeping that TT bike on point!!! 💯💯💯#IMMT
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February 2nd, 2014, a week after googling “local events” on vacation – I'd bought a bike, "taught" myself to swim from a DVD & did a Triathlon. The race went as well as you would guess - I got tangled in my shirt in T1, slipped running in bike shoes in T2 & crossed the finish line with more blisters than toes.
After a hectic summer, I decided some riding would help me clear my head. Less than a month later I collided with another cyclist & suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I remember very little of late 2014 & most of 2015. My symptoms included cognitive fatigue, memory loss, insomnia, depression, mood swings, difficulty reading & writing, sensitivity to loud sounds & bright light. I could only be active for a few hours a day & basic daily tasks were exhausting. In addition to my career & a relationship, I also lost my independence.
I hid in my room trying to remember what normal life felt like & praying I would somehow “snap out of it” but by summer 2015 my condition had not progressed. My doctor advised staying active & challenging myself to learn new skills could help my recovery.
Triathlon offered both. I began to research & train, only once or twice a week at first with each session resulting in days of bed-rest, my body & my head hurt constantly. It was humiliating but the alternative was worse.
Working with what I had, time passed. Little by little I started to improve. In 2016 I was a TriBC Provincial Champion. In 2017, I raced the ITU Sprint Grand Final in Rotterdam as a member of Team Canada.
My TBI rehab & my progress in Triathlon are linked. Some days I am faster, more precise, or endure a bit longer, or I'll hold a conversation in a crowd, get a better nights sleep, eat regularly, or remember where I left my goggles. Other days, an injury will pop up & won’t go away, I'll lose my equipment, or forget an appointment.
There is no miracle cure or secret technique, only consistent healthy effort & marginal gains. Understanding & embracing this is how I continue to recover & Triathlon helps guide me down that path. ~ Robert Sainsbury [@so_aero]
Thank you for sharing your story, Rob! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #humansoftriathlon
Repost @humansoftriathlon - Episode #15 of the H.o.T Podcast is now live at the link in our bio! 🔥🎙 This episode is a little different, with just the three co-hosts and no guest. As it has been over 3 months since we started the show, we decided to do a little recap sort of episode - looking back on the previous episodes, the highlights, our favorite moments & takeaways, the troubles of podcasting, what we hope to improve on/add in future episodes and just catch all you listeners up on what us hosts have been up-to.
15 episodes really went by quickly! Shout-out to all the guests who have come on so far, you all have made the show what it is. And obviously, a big thank you to all of you listening! We really hope you all are enjoying it. Would love to hear your thoughts on the show so far. So, just leave a comment below letting us know - what you've liked, who's been your favorite guest and why, your top takeaways, what you'd like to see more or less of, any constructive criticism, or really anything at all, we'd just love to hear from you.
Also, would very much appreciate it if you could do us a little favor by taking a minute and leaving the podcast a review in iTunes. The show has recently crossed 5k overall downloads and with your love and support, we hope to continue making it bigger and better!
Cheers and Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion#humansoftriathlon
3pm every Wednesday, I do a session that gets me further out my comfort zone than any other session of my week.
The @ifendurance Weekly Q&A, on IGTV. •
I’ve always felt uncomfortable on camera and never thought it would be a part of my week. However, the response we get and opportunity to help people get better at endurance all over the world makes it very rewarding.
As with with most things you do outside your comfort zone, it’s helped me improve. As a coach I’m a lot more aware of what clients want to know, are perhaps unaware of and has increased my confidence to speak out and help more people.
Head to the @ifendurance story and send in your questions! Look forward to answering them on Weekly Q&A 009!
[Werbung] About last ride 🌤️ Ganz nach dem Motto "Ich könnte doch", "aber eigentlich sollte ich", "aber ich habe doch Lust auf...", ging es gestern kurz auf dem Rad durch die wunderschöne Natur. Habe ich schonmal erwähnt, dass ich die Natur liebe? Einer der Gründe, weshalb ich so gerne Rad fahre ist definitiv, dass man im Gegensatz zum Laufen (und Schwimmen 😂) innerhalb kürzester Zeit so viel wunderbare Natur sehen kann. Und immer wieder bin ich aufs Neue verliebt in die wunderschönen Dinge, die einfach so da sind💚🍃