This is the first year that I haven't competed in any race. No triathlon, running race or even a "fun" run/ride.
Triathlon rarely comes up in conversations but it's still listed in by bio on my "about me" page.
I'm not sure I'm a triathlete anymore. Maybe I'm a runner because I'm running regularly but I may have more in common with a jogger than a runner since I'm not going to hit 1000 miles this year and my average pace is a bit over 8:00 minute miles.
It even get's worse. I've only run this year, not laps in the pool, no biking.
So can I still think about myself as a triathlete even though there is no evidence?
My plan is to race a bit in 2016 with maybe a running race and a triathlon but can't see myself doing much more than Olympic distance.
I know a lot of athletes identify with their past glory years and I've always thought that was weird. I am kind of harsh on other people and on myself and so I guess I just don't want to live in the past.
Am I ready to sell y bikes? No, I'm actually trying to find a way that I'll ride again.
Maybe at this point it's more important to not really think to much and just train and enjoy. Am I an Irondad still?
Yes, I now have three kids and that means that I have three events as a parent and the race is long.