I signed up for Ironman Mont Tremblant 2020 with the dream and vision that I would be able to race IMMT feeling ALIVE after breaking free from the chains of my past. This would be my opportunity to celebrate all that I had overcome. I envisioned completing this race more for fun + joy as I celebrated all that I had overcome and all of the growth I had made in my personal life. This time around, I was not going to use Ironman as a coping mechanism and avoidance technique for all of the baggage I carried from my childhood trauma. I was going to race free!
Well, Covid popped that bubble. North America started to see Covid cases. Canada shut down its border to the US. Ironman Mont Tremblant cancelled the 2020 event. I deferred my registration to race IMMT in 2021. And then in November, Ironman Mont Tremblant offered me a refund. Not knowing when the Canada/US border would reopen, I decided to take the refund. I will not be racing Ironman Mont Tremblant in 2021…that is the bubble that popped.
While I’m sad I won’t be racing in Mont Tremblant in 2021, I am super excited for my dreams and vision to be put into a new bubble as I head to the desert in 2021! I choose to dream BIG…not just safe, but BIG! I choose to acknowledge my fears and move through them! I choose courage over comfort! I choose to chase my dreams with intention! I choose to grow into my best self! I choose Ironman Arizona in November 2021!
8 thoughts on “the bubble that popped”
Good luck, Kecia! Train hard!
And you know who lives in Arizona now… Bill and Kathy!
Yay! I thought they moved back to Ocean Springs. So exciting they’re still in AZ!!
Bill keeps talking about it, but they’re still there for now. Less than two hours away from the race site!
That’s exciting!! I’ll text him!!
This is fantastic news, but Canada will miss your visit. I’m looking forward to reading all about your training and all the fun you plan to have along the way!! Cheers!!
Thanks Amy! I will definitely miss Canada, but am excited for this new adventure!