All through the slushy spring months, our male Athlete of the Year, Josh Hastings, has been busy balancing training with work and family.  Let’s check in with him, and remember to follow his journey by using #IMforT4S.

Where does the time go?! Its almost May already and 2 months until the Half Ironman in Door County! When I started this adventure, I thought everything would seem easier if I follow the same pattern of waking up a little early, hit the gym, eat better, and get better sleep. That turned out to be the hardest workout in the world. In February when I started this, I mentioned that time management would be a big hurdle. In the short time since this started, I have sold a house, bought a house, completed some big projects at work and managed to fit in two birthday parties for my kids.  I mention this because feeling like I can make this happen AND be maintain a balanced home life has been the hardest part of my training. At this point though – I wouldn’t have changed a thing. March has brought great outdoor weather and that helps want to be outside training more. The overall training is going well. I feel better each time and I can see my progress after each event.

What I look forward to next is completing a couple local triathlons and working on the basics of transitions and form. This is also more fun to me because my 7-year-old daughter will be completing her 9th triathlon this weekend at the Waunakee Tri 4 Schools Triathlon! Working with her and seeing the excitement of her reaching for a goal is amazing. I look forward to working at the finish line next weekend to support all those kids who worked hard to cross that line.