Yeah, I know it is Wednesday. But this is my blog and I make the rules :p
First thing- ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣
I celebrate being Irish every day 🙂 but for those of you who can only wish you were Irish and are celebrating today, I wish you a safe and happy celebration! Celebrating today is getting me excited for this weekend- Shamrock Race and Celebration. Well, just the celebration for me, but that’s okay!
In my Q&A last week, Brian asked me a question that fit right in with my Three Things; he asked:
If you could wake up tomorrow as any one of the following three, which would you pick and give us three reasons why? 1. A top ten female Pro Triathlete 2. A staff writer for Triathlete mag. or Runner’s World 3. A photographer for Ironman or Runner’s World
To make this fun, I am going to list the reasons I would want to do all three, then tell you which one I would pick and tell you why the other two just wouldn’t work for me.
1. A top ten female Pro Triathlete- How awesome would this be?!?! I would get to be sponsored, meet other amazing athletes (woo-hoo Chrissie Wellington and Andy Potts!) and of course make a lot of money 🙂 Additionally, I could live in Colorado, train all day everyday and travel to world racing all the events I have dreamed of racing.
2. A staff writer for Triathlete mag. or Runner’s World- This would combine my three favorite things…writing, tri-sports and traveling. Plus, I would get to meet amazing people along the way. Picking between magazines would be hard; I would want to write for Triathlete because of the diversity in the sports and plethora of information to write about but writing for Runner’s World would be amazing because I would work with Bart Yasso. Tough call.
3. A photographer for Ironman or Runner’s World- Again, a job like this would give me such an amazing opportunity to travel and meet awesome athletes. And I would be front and center at the finish line for all the great races! And again choosing between the two would be tough; photographing the Ironman races would be great, but also limiting whereas being a photographer for Runner’s World would have much more diversity as far as places to capture.
So which one did I choose?? What do you think?
If you said #2, then you were correct! Of course being a full-time Pro-Athlete would be awesome, but it really isn’t the kind of life I want for myself. The opportunities and money would be great but I enjoy racing for fun. And when it comes down to picking between being a writer and photographer, it really isn’t tough for me to choose. Although taking photos would be fun I think I would get bored because photography is not a passion for me. Writing for a tri, running, fitness type magazine is definitely my dream job.
Which of the three would you pick given the choice?
Now without further adieu…the PiF total for the week!
Miles Dedicated: 248.6
Money Raised: $12.43
Seriously, thank you to those who took the time to leave a comment dedicating their runs. It feels great to be raising money for such a good cause and I really appreciate you giving me the motivation! I will definitely keep all of you who gave the effort in mind when you need a helping hand or donation. Hopefully I will be back and running within the next two or three weeks. For now, I must continue to live vicariously through all of you 🙂