She sent me this quote from 65-year old Natalie Grabow, of Mountain Lakes, N.J. who will be among those lining up on Oct. 9 in Kona:
“This is my chance to be an athlete and compete. I love it. I just love it. It’s my passion. I can’t be more excited about it. I love every day of training. I love racing. I love it all.”
It is offered as a thought for the day. A reminder that we’re never too old or too young to follow our passion. A reminder that our passion should always bring us closer to who we really our, closer to our authentic selves, in a state of joy rather than another task to tick off on our to-do list.
It’s a sentiment which I desperately needed as I work my way out of a post-race funk, look inward to what really matters to me and move forward from that place of peace true passion brings.