Race Schedule and Results

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Changes


Changes seem to be the theme of my life these days.   As you probably noticed, I've made some layout changes with my blog.  From that, all of my REV3 stuff is gone.  Here's why...

When I joined Team Rev3 back in 2011 (it was Trakkers then), I couldn't have been more excited.  I was on a national tri team and I did it while not having to be the most amazing athlete in the world (I always envisioned that this is how you got on a team).   I was excited to see what a "team" was all about.  And it was awesome.  Yes, we got free race entries and great goodies from our sponsors, but it was so much more than that. 

I met some of my best friends in the entire world from this team.  Literally these are people that I would probably never have met in life and now I talk to them daily, I hang out with them, I plan trips with them.  They know every detail of my life.  I can laugh with them, cry with them, joke with them and I know that no matter what, they will always be part of my life.  My husband has gotten to know them.  And their spouses.  They have become like family.

And there are some teammates that I never even met in person but they too have become friends.  They support me in athletics, they support me in life.  Our paths may never cross in real life, but they are part of my life.

And of everything that I've gotten from the amazing people at REV (which is a lot), the friendships and support mean the absolute most.

Going forward in 2013, I don't know what life will hold.  I won't be racing until after the baby is born.  Most likely, it's going to be a balancing act that will take some practice.  I have a few running races that I'm eying in the fall, but I'll have to see about tri's.  I can run (hopefully) through June when I deliver, but I'm a bit leery of doing tri's.  I'm using this time to kind of regroup.  And when I thought about my sponsorship with REV, I just didn't feel like it was fair.  By me being on the team and not being able to race or support the sponsors, I was taking away from someone else out there in tri-land that would be an amazing spokesperson.  So with I made the decision to leave the team.  Not because they did anything wrong.

Just because my life is changing. Simple as that. 

I have a few potential partnerships in the works which I'm excited about.  I'm hoping that they work out for the 2013 season and if they don't, I'll be alright.  And maybe when 2014 rolls around, I'll be ready to seek out a team and sponsorship again.  We'll see.  I'm taking one change at a time.

9 comments:

Maggie said...

Congratulations Colleen! Couldn't be happier for you and think you're making a great choice... plus, I'm sure you'll be back in no time!

Jill Poon said...

Congratulations Colleen!! I'm so excited for you guys! Change is good, and Tri and Rev3 will be here waiting for you when you decide to return :)

Matthew Smith said...

Your kiddo is a full time team, so who needs a sponsor anyway! I hope whatever you've got cooking for partnerships works out for ya. That would be sweet! Maybe we'll get to run another race together in 2013.

adena said...

Bigger and better things ahead for right now. And once you are settled in with babyK then you can assess your life and see if you want to try that again. No matter what you rock my world. I'm glad you became a part of TT because had you not I am not sure I would have found you. And you know I heart you girl!! xoxo

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats again, what a wonderful blessing

Alisa said...

I heart you! I think you have made a tough but good decision. Your priorities are changing and your life will need to re-adjust to suit new priorities.

Can't wait to see you run through pregnancy and see you back out there racing next year, I'm sure you'll kill it!

Anne-Marie said...

I think you made the right choice! Very considerate of you to give someone else the opportunity to have a great experience with Rev3 like you did... and Rev3 and all those tri races will be around after Baby K arrives :)

Caratunk Girl said...

You are awesome. Just saying. :) SO SO SO SO Happy for you guys. And the best thing about being on Team Trakkers was getting to know you!!!

Zaneta said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting!! I'm so happy for you guys! :)

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