Follow Your Bliss

Like many people, I’ve been watching the Olympics this week.
As always, I find myself enthralled by the swimming and cycling events.

Is it because I am a triathlete and these are “my” sports?
I think not.
Although, I will watch the marathon, but no other running sports.

I have watched cycling and swimming events for as long as I can remember.

As I cheered for Taylor Phinney this week, I thought about how I had watched his parents, especially, his Mom, compete in 1984.





I never told anyone, but I wanted to be Connie Carpenter.
I followed her races, bought Bicycle Magazine, and browsed what today we call “Bike Porn”

Funny thing is, I didn’t even own a bike!
But you gotta admit this one is “pretty”

Today, a mere 28 years later, I find myself happier than I have been in “I don’t know how long.”

I even own 2, count em’ 2 bikes.

Swimming, biking, and yes….running!

not Connie Carpenter competing in the Olympics

Of course not…

But, the person I always knew I was supposed to be.

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