“Success in the sport is, above all else, about enduring suffering.”
— Chris McCormack, also known as Macca, Australian triathlete and two-time winner of the Ironman World Championship
July 20, 2018 marked the one year anniversary since frontman Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died from a suicide. It must take a lot of mental and emotional suffering to do such act. Wherever he is, may he rest in peace. Wherever JongHyun is, may he rest in peace too. May Kate Spade rest in peace too. Also, wherever those who had suffered and are suffering, may they be in peace.
Speaking of peace and suffering, my body’s been suffering and so is my mind. As long as you have your body and mind, you suffer right? And yes, it’s a lot of suffering to train for triathlon – mental and physical. But the point is to not only endure but rise above these suffering and pains. But I chose this. I chose triathlon. I chose to do it myself and am still choosing it everyday. I am choosing this way till the end. Not much to say but so much to do.
“Culture change happens faster if leaders and champions step forward to set examples for others to follow.”
— Change Direction Campaign
“We are the CHANGE in our mental health culture. Every one of us is changing it by sharing your thoughts, offering support, and by simply being aware that we have our mental health to care for.”
— Talinda Bennington
I reflected on myself and my journey and came across the post I wrote a year ago and another poem I wrote.
Credit: Amber [f(x)], Luna [f(x)], Kirspel, SMTown
I hear my faint heartbeat.
Sometimes it’s so noisy outside
and I lose it inside.
I couldn’t hear
I couldn’t listen
I make sure this heartbeat is real.
Not of imagination.
Not of my wishful thinking.
But living with genuine heartbeats is different.
To have continuous healthy and real heartbeats
in a long run, not just for me and my family but
for a bigger purpose and to serve the met and unmet,
Imagination, dreams and actions are much needed.
Inspired by JP, reminded by loss of LP
status quo is no longer an option.
May I be more for more
for I am willing to change
to be kinder and finer.
©Eimon Yin, 2018
Credit: Kim So Hyun, Bae Suzy, IU, Ok Taeckyeon, Jung WooYoung, Han EunJung, JYP, loveToDream1
Week 35, 36 & 37 Recap
- Sleep early and Wake up early – Doing much better than before
- Longer rides – Meh
- Continue to fuel well – It’s just so lala (One of the only German words I know)
- Appreciate the journey and how far I’ve come – absolutely
- Don’t forget to apply sun screen every 2 hours! I still forget haha
Focus for Week 38, 39 & 40
- Sleep early and Wake up early – maintain the habits and make them a lifestyle
- Big RACE – FINISH no matter what! meaning FINISH despite any body/mind pains
Do it for CHESTER!
Do it for JongHyun!
- Appreciate the journey, people and beings who build me up.