Monday, January 09, 2012

The Big 3-0

Although I've had my butt kicked by those fast 30-34 girls for the past year, it's finally official: I'm thirty! Wow does it feel weird to say that? Hitting this number has really opened my eyes to look at the past and the future in life, triathlon, and in my career. It has forced me to ask myself: Where do I want to go with this? What have I done well? What have I screwed up? For me, it ultimately boils down to throwing excuses and negative energy out the window. In triathlon it seems that I've always had an excuse: fractured-pieced-together-pelvis..... long distance marriage....graduate school....and then recently age group bump up. Everyone has an excuse. What will you do about it? For me it's time to grow up and man up. Life is too short for lame excuses!

On a lighter note to celebrate the the big day (and my husbands) and bring in the new year, we jet setted off to one of my favorite places in the world: Utah! The pictures tell the story far better than I do...
Although conditions were far from ideal, we still had a blast! And more importantly did not break anything :) 
Given the lack of snow, we decided our time would be better spent doing some quality hiking. As you can tell by the photos, it was the best decision we made the whole trip.


Moab was a dream and I can't wait to go back.... Almost makes me want to add St. George to my schedule. Now it's operation-get-back in shape as IMTX training has officially started. Cheers to being a 30-something and bringing it in 2012.

16 comments:

  1. Yep - no more screwing around. I felt like turning 30 meant I was OFFICIALLY an adult. Your trip looked fantastic. Best wishes as you dive into training!

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  2. Happy birthday Heidi! Happy New Year as well and best wishes for a great year and season!

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  3. Happy Birthday. I didn't know you messed up your pelvis, but only been around here for a bit.

    I love those big sunglasses in that picture. WOAH!! Those r awesome. :)

    Good luck in the upcoming year. IMTX Glad that is you doing it, and not me. :)

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  4. Welcome to the 30's - it's been a blast so far :) And I'm glad you didn't break anything in Utah - that would totally throw off our killer season!

    It's time to get our asses in gear!!

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  5. Happy birthday! Glad you had such a fun trip!

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  6. Cool, happy birthday and welcome to the new age group! Your 30's really are the best time of life, I think. I'm going to turn 37 this summer.

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  7. Welcome to the 30's. SO much better than the 20's!

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  8. happy birthday!! welcome to the 30s club!

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  9. Happy Birthday!

    Utah looks and sounds awesome!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! 30 was such an awesome time in my life you are going to enjoy it :)

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  11. Happy belated birthday Heidi! :) Welcome to the 30's... they aren't so bad! :)

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