by Shawn Blaesing-Thompson, Kyle’s Bikes 2014 Triathlon Team
The Iowa Games Triathlon was a late addition to my race list for 2014. I knew I was doing Midnight Madness (road race in Ames) the night before, but decided to go for it. I generally don’t prefer to do sprint triathlons because I like the training challenges related to doing longer Olympic distance races.
This year my perspective has been a little different, since I was not able to race much the last two seasons due to injury. After racing Copper Creek, even though I did not have a goal and had all my “firsts” noted in my last blog, I was not feeling very good about where things were for me this season. In the midst of some emotions last week, my husband reminded me that I do not have to prove anything to anyone, but I felt like I needed to prove something to myself. Copper Creek was my “yeah, I remember how to do this” race, but I still needed to find my way to stronger workouts and a better head space.