Cin sent me this picture 10 minutes ago. Right now she is somewhere in a 5K snowshoe race in Traverse City. This is her second time wearing snowshoes ever. She didn't train for this race; in fact, she won't even pump her own gas when it is cold outside yet she is doing a race in Northern Michigan. This is kind of impressive. I know the race was just her excuse to spend the weekend with friends and all the debauchery that goes along with a girl's weekend away but still, it's impressive.
This makes me think about all the people that show up for mountain bike races. I like to beat myself up for my inability to place in an Expert race but at the same time, I (unintentionally) feel smug when I lap slower racers. It's all relative. Just mustering up the motivation to line up at a race really is a significant accomplishment for some people. There are other people that have a life style and an innate ability to go fast. I am someplace in the middle and today's introspective lesson to myself is I need to be comfortable with that.
10:57 AM Edit:
Cin just sent me another picture; she finished and Renee won over all in the woman's division, taking home the coveted Bigfoot trophy. I'm not sure which accomplishment is more impressive.