3lb loss. 53.5lb in total, 21lb in 2015
Ironman Austria is two weeks on Sunday. Time has been bearing down on me like Death on Binky. So much so that I really haven’t had much time to think about Austria at all. In the recent past I’ve been wondering what I would write about once Austria and Outlaw were done. But now, my life has all but turned upside down it almost seems to be irrelevant. In the coming months I’m fairly certain I’ll have plenty to talk through. But right now I’m living life in 15 minute segments.
I’ve often wondered why I do marathons and Ironmans. I’ve come to the conclusion the pain is cathartic. As is being able to talk to you all through the medium of blogging. Actually, I’d never realised how cathartic until I’ve been unable to write recently. Unable because I couldn’t find the right words and wished to protect certain peoples personal circumstances.
The last few weeks have been a huge learning curve.
I’ve learned that life is a blessing and we must never forget that. And that it is fragile and we must never forget that either.
I’ve learned nothing is ever cut and dried. Truth is only an interpretation of the truth relevant to the person telling it. And opinion is often given freely without any basis for its content.
I’ve learned that it is possible to feel both so very loved and so very lonely.
Often at the same time.
I’ve learned that living in the moment is a true gift much overlooked. And reminded that nothing in life is guaranteed. I’ve learned that physical activity important to both physical and mental well being. And it is worth being made a priority in your life. And I’ve learned enduring immense sadness can only make you stronger in the long run.