It has been a long way since I was run down by a car, and ended on a cliffside in Spain.
Now I will race again. On saturday, I will try to get closure to a bad memory.
Saturday is Ironman Florida.
It is going to be my last step on a long path, from broken bones and deep cuts, to standing at the startline of a race again.
It is going to show me, how well I have adjusted to the situation.
It is going to show me, how well I understood my bodys feedback, and if if have been patient enough, and done the right training, in the right order.
I have been so lucky to borrow a good bike from Michelle Vesterby (the nr 12 pro female from Kona !!!! what a race!)
I have been so lucky to have no big things left from the accident.
I have been so lucky, to have the possibility to have time to recover and to train in really nice places.
and I have been so lucky to see the race in Kona from the outside. Really giving me the motivation to keep fighting, and to really love this sport.
So what am I trying to say?
Never give up. Never ever give up.When you hit the bottom, there is only one way, that is up.
And I might not be at my best yet, but I am on the way, and just to race again, is going to mark the start of my best season ever.
I know one thing. There will not be a woman in my group, that is mentally stonger that I am now.
There will not be one, there has worked harder than me, to get to the startline.
There will not be one, with a stronger and more burning motivation than me.
And saying that, I will tell you, all situations has something good.
There is something of value to get out of whatever happens to you. This I am sure now.
So if your season did not go like you hoped. If you had a damage or other things that hit you. If bad luck was just coming your way.
Find the point for you, find the point that will mark the closing of the past, and the beginning of the new possibilities, for a more experienced and clever you.
See you out there.