Friday, July 18, 2008

CC2008 Update

Gerry and I had a chance to speak earlier in the week and regretablly decided to cancel the trip for 2008. Lots of factors were involved, but for me it was mostly about my triathlon training. Getting 3rd in my last race confirmed something that I had been dreaming about for a while. I love to compete, but I have always believed that I could win and that result proved it.

So I have decided to go at my training even harder then usual for the 4 weeks leading up to the race in hope of finishing first in my group. Where the conflict comes in is the trip is 2 weeks before the race and going would basically derail all my efforts.
So I had to make a choice and as strange as it may seem to some of my fellow canoeist out there, I want this race more right now. I only have 3 or 4 years of genuine competition left in me, so I have to take advantage of it now, before my body starts to fail me.

It makes me sad that the tradition is being broken, even if only for a year, but it was always more about having a chance to hang out with my good friend and I don't have to be in the park to do that. I have reset the countdown clock for the same time next year. It felt strange doing that too.

This weekend Gerry is coming over to watch the Affliction/ UFC fights. It's been a while since we had a chance to do that, so I'm looking forward to it. At times the last year has been a tough on our friendship and so it will be great to reconnect and just chill out.

Have a good weekend folks!


Anonymous said...

Ouch! Sad to hear no cc2008. I was really looking forward to it. Maybe the race will compensate. Good luck!


Mungo said...

Sometimes just the dream of a trip can fill in for a year off... all the factors, including your race should make the next trip all the sweeter! Good luck with your training.