well people and i mean all people , today was one of my proudest days in sport .
i have had a few , but it was special today .
yes we won a bit , but a few of our mates , did it tuff , thats sport , and if we are too fragile to cope with that we shouldnt be doing it .
but lets treat the winning , and the losing the same , as every body , i think , gave the same effort ,
THERE 100% BEST .
i was lucky enuff to have , a manager , that changed my sporting achievements , by saying ," son , you want to unlock your sporting performance , and i am no coach , but to me , you worry too much about winning , and not the important , thing . hell, any body can win ,if the field is weak enuff ,
wise up son , jack london had it right ,
"THE MAN THAT DOES HIS BEST IS GOOD ENUFF" and you do your best , and give no credit ,thats losing, wise up!
today , was the culmination of why we started team tbb , not to win hawaaii , but thanks chrissie , i know the sponsors have not come on board ,
i know , its a rag tag unfinnished article , i know , what could be better ,
i also know , you as individuals cant put a price , on how ,much this struggle street team has improved you , as athletes and individuals .
oh , you get the people say , its how hard they train as a group , and this and that , but they dont know ,do they ?
i saw 3 other performances today that highlighted it . chrissies , can i say bitches here , i think so , as the guys wouldnt mind at all , they come in and spent a week all of them , did i train them hard ? no !
did we get the measuring tape out , ? no, lactate them ?no powercrank em .? no but we taught em to enjoy what they do ,
so how , and listen to this , dion won his world long course title , declan finally got his sub 1hour swim ,
he did what 3 sessions in the pool , and won his kona spot for his age group , and john , well he won the british long course title , all wrote and wanted me to pass on , how you "tolerated them training with you "
for a week .
friends , what improves them , and improves you , is the environment , we create , not the training ,
yes , we have spats , yes we have little bust ups ,
but in a broke ,no money fiercely individual sport , we have provided a safe haven for the insecrurities
we all have , of whether , if WE DO OUR BEST IS IT GOOD ENUFF!
there is not one person here , who wasnt push pulling their hair out to give lisbeth , extra strength thru the computor , not one person saying , i hope hillary dont get there , and none saying lets hope belinda ,
get he come upense . when i packed her off to canada ,or chrissie , when i said go take her on ,show her who is the boss , any body say , bloody nicola , hope she dont bridge that pack after a dodgy swim , she gets togo to the olympics and i dont ,not one , we all held our breath for bloody 8 min with our collective fingers xed .
we all want to be great , and we all want to be better than we can be , but where we ,as individuals ,differ from most individual sports , is , the body of the collection of athletes , are thinking , if i cant to do it , i hope the guy beside me can .
that gives power , when its not there . we are not alone.
my goal , has always been before i left this sport , to try another , was to put together some thing , where the unendowed but over achieving , could put 2 or 3 seasons of training together , with out fear of hunger and no money to shelter , while they give their dream a shot .
this sport and those that run it , make it very hard , to do that , but i can assure you ,alex and i are trying as hard as you guys , in races to make that a reality .
to see people like hillary , take her sports dream and make it a reality , to see stephen , make the breakthru , lets leave chrissie out for once , but kid, we all remember your march april moments, of not that far off ,ago , to read justin , saying he was busting so hard to have a good race , and to think his tone sounded like he thought he failed . justin , i thought you apitimized our teams dna, any body can be up beat and keep giving when you got a podium staring you in the face , you dug in on the run , and did your very best , when there was nothing material to do it for, did you turn it off? no , did the dragging arse
stop you from some how putting a 1h34 last 1/2 while dead ?
no YOU DID YOUR BEST , AND THAT IS GOOD ENUFF FOR ME , and every body here , the bike was the grim reaper , but you didnt surrender . you found away to drive on . 2 yrs ago , never would have happened .the reaper would have took your soul , you might have even handed it to him , not now ,
people , pundits will always just go to the best athletes , to get the goss and be chummy , but me , i judge the body of our group , and with in a short time , we have made enormous strides .
they can like it or lump it , we are the first true triathlon team , and we , shall succeed in our goals , to one day , provide a subssistance wage to those who deserve a swing at their dream , we cant do it for all, but alex and i , will do all to make it happen .
and will try to do , it , with out disrupting the athletes that already get , that wage .
but remember ,
now, as all triathlon starts to focus , on hawaii , team tbb , is not about hawaii , its about what we have achieved over the last 9 months .
one race , dont make a difference , we will prepare , like any other race ,
each day get up and do our allotted work , to the best of our ability , if we are tired we rest to the best of our ability , and we go to hawaii knowing , we have prepared the best possible way we can .
come race day , as bella says ,we go to war will ask nothing more , than what you have done all season ,
DO YOUR BEST , and enjoy it , CAUSE IT IS GOOD ENUFF .
winning and losing , there, is not going to make me any prouder , than i am today , after i sit here looking at what we have achieved . i never thought it possible.
cause , i am as proud as i can be and i hope alex is too , we built some thing ,out of nothing , and in our own little way , we are making a difference , that means something ,
well it does to me
and that people , is good enuff .
thank you for your efforts and support .
well done people well done