Life is beautiful but sometimes it hits you hard, so hard that you can hardly keep going. I was walking through a tunnel so dark that it was impossible to see any light on it. I was hitting a wall every time I tried to move on. People say: “Time heals all wound” and sometimes you need time to go fast.
I spent too much time the last two months finding explanations and living on the past… Now, it is enough and I set up new challenges in my life to live the present and think on the future.
People also say: “Things Happen for a reason”. I always have a hard time believing that but lets believe it ones.
I think there is nothing to be sad of if something does not work as you wanted if you give everything you have for it. Now, I’m ready to move on; I gave it all and it just didn’t work.
….. It is hard to let it go but I had to and now I set up new challenges and crazy adventures for the coming future. I’m so excited for, it needs lots of preparation and courage but I will go for it. Is simple… just NEVER GIVE UP!!
I just love this song, reminds me about my favorite place on earth: HAWAII!! Check it out
I like this motto and I live my life that way. Simple try to be the best you can be.
Why finish a race second if you can win it?
Why finish an ironman in 14 hours if you can go under 14 hours?
Why speak 2 languages if you can speak 3, 4….6?
Why stop learning when this world has plenty of things to teach us?
My last weekend in Switzerland before leaving to Kona was just amazing and one of these reasons was because I shared it with great friends. Life is beautiful when we can share it with people we love.
Everybody has his own goals and he or she could try hard or not to achieve them. A couple of months ago I was dreaming (planning) to pass the exams at the university, qualify to Kona and of course work to pay my trip to kona. Three months later I realized I achieved everything I wanted too
However, when I heard that there was an Xterra in Switzerland I could not stop thinking about doing both Kona and Maui as I did in 2003 and Maui became a goal.
The race was on Saturday in Nyon, a city 100 km form Fribourg where I live. On Friday I went with my friend Marcelo to pick up the mountain bike at Swen’s apartment in Murten, and then we went to Faoug to pick up the mountain bike shoes at my Oncle’s house.
Everything was ready for the race. Unfortunately I had to work on Friday night. I went to work at 22:30 came back at 8:00, slept for 1 hour and woke up for breakfast. Marcelo bought everything for the barbecue on Sunday and prepared the breakfast:-)
In Nyon my brother, Emi, Caro and Ale joined me for the race. What a great support team (Could not be better)
I would lie if I say it was easy… I would lie if I say I did not suffer…. I would lie if I say it was not spectacular… I would lie if I say I did not enjoy…..
A fondo pero sufriendo
At the finish line
I gave my best, everything I had that day; I had nothing left when I crossed the finish line. I was so happy because I won my age group, I qualified for Maui, but even more because I shared this adventure with people I love. Thank you Emi, Caro, Marce, Ale and Martin for the support and for being there. It wouldn’t have been the same without all you.
Saturday night I could not make a proper sentence. I was so, so tired and my friends made fun of me. The Empanadas were just incredible Caro(eating was not a problem). One hour of sleep and an Xterra race simple killed me.
Sunday was again an incredible day. Seba’s family invited us for a delicious barbecue. We had fun eating, drinking mates and fernet and sharing good moments with great friends!
Asado con amigos
My brother installed two cameras on my mountain bike and made a great video of the Xterra. I Hope you enjoy it
My name is Pablo Ureta. I have been travelling, studying and racing around the world for 18 years and I feel I have lots of stories and adventures I would like to share with you all! Hope you enjoy my blog and feel free to write me!