I was so excited that I was picked to be featured amongst the amazing women featured in the Maine Women’s Magazine…
I didn’t really even tell anyone about doing the interview – which is really weird for me because I am a complete blabbermouth. But I wanted it to be a surprise to my family and friends.
Anyway, when the story came out I didn’t know about it.
It is kind of funny, a friend of mine mentioned he read it and said it was a nice article. I was hoping to get a copy sent to me, or at least notified that it was coming out…but I didn’t.
No biggie…I finally got my hands on the article. I was so excited to read it, I sat outside the post office.
Partway through the 3rd paragraph, I wanted to throw the thing across the street.
“Farrar didn’t finish the first Iron Man she tried because she hadn’t trained as hard as she should have.”
I finished my first Ironman dammit.
Maybe only someone who finishes an Ironman can understand why each one matters so much…and well…I don’t like how it presents me as some goofy girl who didn’t take her first Ironman seriously.
I trained hard for that race. I gave up time with my family and friends for that race…that shit matters.
True enough, I didn’t finish Ironman Mont Tremblant last year because I had a really crappy year which drained me of all of my ambition to train. But that is a different story than what was written.
I am kicking myself for not asking to review it before publication – which crossed my mind but then I thought it was kind of presumptuous of me to want to do that.
Lesson learned on that one (not sure anyone will ever want to talk to me again after this rant).
I guess what I should say now is that in the big picture, it isn’t a huge deal…I am making a big deal out of nothing, that I need to be a bigger person, and it is just really an honor that I am in there with all of those amazing women…
OK that is all true, but I am still feeling snarky and grumpy about it.
Actually truth be told – the rest of the article is really very good, there are a few more errors but nothing that is a very big deal. I appreciate the nice comments about my blog and about my attitude about the future (basically that I am not freaking done yet).
Moving on…and speaking of not training, I have been basically hiking and walking in the woods for my upcoming 50k trail race. My plan is to start working in a few more runs (I guess that is important on a trail run?) into my schedule and just build my legs up so they can take the beating of a 50k.
Besides…I can’t be in that horrible of shape – I just did a half Ironman 2 weeks ago. And I have hiked 3 mountains since then.
Thanks for reading!