Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How things can change....

Well it has been a while since I last posted!

I do have a draft sitting ready to post which never happened because within the couple of days of editing, the story of our triathlon life in 2011 dramatically changed!

I was writing about Ironman's decision to hop on the plane back to China (without supporter wife) to challenge himself on the new Ironman China course and try and grab a spot back to Hawaii.

Well, as many of you may know, Ironman China has been cancelled!

Today Ironman and two of his training partners were meant to hop on that plane but instead we sit here still in shock and with the years triathlon plans in shatters.

Two weeks on since the announcement, and the anger and disappointment has settled slightly and new plans are being put into place.

I could go on and on about the WTC, the cancellation and the effects on the competitors and their families but I won't do that here. I do plan to write an article on it very soon on my TriCrew website.

What I will say is that the 5 months of hard training now seem for nothing. There is no going to another Ironman race this year. There is no chance of returning to Hawaii in 2011.

However, plans must change sometimes, nothing can be done about it, we rethink, re- assess and life goes on.

I do believe in fate and I do think that the lows in life can often lead to the highs, so for Ironman this year it will now be shorter triathlon races, maybe a few bike races and joining his most loyal supporter (me) in my first marathon.

You can read about Ironman Wifes Marathon Mission here.

And I will keep you posted on what next for my Ironman - I know this isn't it :-)

Have you been effected by the China Ironman cancellation? Would love to hear from you. 
How do you feel about it?

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