My last race of the season, the Sun Multisports Cranberry Trifest - Olympic distance, is in less than two weeks. After this race, I'll be taking some time off of triathlon. As I've already shut down our bakery due to competing demands, blogging under the name "Cupcake Triathlete" seems a bit silly, as I will shortly be neither. Well, mostly - once a triathlete always a triathete!
I still plan on staying active. Cycling will always be my primary sport and I look forward to the American Lung Association ride in September - perhaps taking on the Pan Mass Challenge in 2015. Someday I'd like to hike the Long Trail. I'll still run in the town Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning (likely with my daughter by my side!). You will likely even see me at a few local sprints next year.
In parting, I'd like to reiterate the sentiments that prompted me to start this blog in the first place. No one can ever know just what another person is feeling or thinking. What their challenges are. What scares them, what makes them joyful. As a society, we judge. We judge working mothers, we judge people with mental illness, we judge others appearances, their race stats - everything is fair game. I truly wish that people could be more understanding and helpful to eachother. The fitness community is fabulous at supporting eachother and encouraging everyone to be their best. I wish everyone health and happiness, in whatever forms it is meaningful to them. As we all move through this life, let's be kind to eachother.