Thursday, December 13, 2012
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.