Tuesday, July 5, 2011


There are some pretty big changes coming to my life as a triathlete in the next few months. Details are not something that I can give (sorry), but I will say that my cushy life as a spoiled rotten "coached athlete" will be going in a new direction.

Hi, my name is Alexa, and I do NOT like change.

The funny thing about being presented with changes and obstacles in our lives, is that these are what allow us to grow and develop as human beings. If I never had any challenges in my path, and I never had to learn to adapt and move forward, where would I be?

So I am attempting to look at this change as a positive instead of a negative, which is hard. I like things to stay the same. I have a great relationship with my coach Mary. She understands how I work, she gets my crazy schedule, she is level headed when I am freaking out, she is accessible, she is affordable, and she is really good. Basically, I have been living in a "too good to be true" bubble for the last year and a half.

And the biggest reason - I have seen major results. I have completed 2 Ironmans. I have PRed by 24 minutes in a half-Ironman and have PRed a half-marathon, I have placed OA in competitive races and even won a race this season. If that is not a reason to stick with a coach, then I don't know what is.

Inevitably, as Mary's life changes and she takes on new challenges and opportunities, it is going to affect my life as well. But it is a chance for me to embrace my training schedule and see why I am doing the workouts that I do, rather than just have it handed to me on a silver platter that I then just spit back at Mary after I am done. I am not saying that I am changing coaches, or that I am going the self-coaching route.. I honestly don't know what is going to happen yet, but it's going to be new, scary, slightly exciting, and different.

No matter what happens, I love Mary, I love my teammates, and I love Train-This. I will always belong to them.

Details to come..



    This will be GREAT Alexa!

  2. Well written Alexa!! Changes to come definately!

  3. bahahaha is Mary knocked up? JUST KIDDING!!!!

  4. Embrace the change... :) It may be hard, but you are a tough cookie!

  5. Change is always so hard! But you know what, good things often come of it. Just bring all the lessons Mary taught you with you moving forward.

    AND I hope to MEET you at IMLP!! :)


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