White Flag

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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9 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    At least you were strong enough to realize that you needed rescuing. Some athletes don’t have that switch in their brain, they just keep going and going until they get burnt out. I often wonder if I throw in the towel too brashly, but in the end it has always been a good decision, because Sonja- we are smart people, and we know what our bodies (AND MINDS!) need.

    As an aside, you and Carole need to get on this: http://www.amazon.com/Nair-Removal-Microwave-Bikini-Fresh/dp/B001E6OERO
    Natural, extra wax washes off with warm water, and works like a charm! You can either find a friend or do it yourself (warning, doing it yourself leads to neck craning that doesn’t always feel good). 😀

  2. Christi says:

    First, let me just say that no one gets to cry alone with me around. I thought it was just something I did when I am actually with people but seems I can do it when I read their blogs as well. I was completely crying with you when you were talking about your melt down on the bumper of your car! I hope you could feel my presence! :)

    Second, I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one that breaks on occasion! I often do way too much and have these breakdowns. And you know what! We always survive!

    Finally, I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!

  3. One thing I love about your blog is how honest you are. Some people may have been ashamed to admit that they had a breakdown, cried, and had to put up the white flag. So, thanks for sharing that with us. I’m glad I am not the only one that breaks down on occasion too!
    I think it’s great that you listened to your body and went home to sleep. I think you probably just really needed a physical and mental break from it all.
    I hope you have a great weekend.

  4. Ron says:

    I think I would have started crying when I put together the “list” of things to do. If not then, I would have definitely been in tears when the alarm went off in the morning.

    So, you have a problem going full boar for more than 12 hours? Lucky for you, you won’t need nearly that long to finish Kona. Oh, and Wonder Woman had a plane (an obvious unfair advantage).

    Sit back, take a deep breath, consult with your team and THEN go kick more a$$.

    All the best,


  5. Denner says:

    You have one insanely supportive… support structure. You are freakin lucky!

  6. Sam says:

    *hugs* I have definitely started crying in the middle of a run with no way home but on my own feet and not a lot of idea of what caused the breakdown. I’m so glad you were brave enough to cut back when your body demanded it and that you have such a wonderful guy to help take care of you! I know you’ll be back at it no problem after your break.

  7. bryan payne says:

    First off, congrats to M.

    Now, let me guess, to get all that stuff done in a day, I figured the secret item # 2 must have been you doing a line of cocaine in the locker room. haha.

    Nice work and nothing feels as good a a nice cry every once and a while.

    I can hardly wait for beers with you in Kona. Er, I mean, I can hardly wait to race Kona. No, no…I really mean, I can hardly wait for beers with you in Kona. But under one condition…..no crying before I “tap you out”. hahaha.

    Actually crying would be fun, I’ve seen it many times, “whaaaaa, my mother never loved me…..whaaaaa……my sister got all the new clothes……etc, etc. Hahahaha.

    Keep up the strong training, you’re going to rock it and if not, you at least have the tightest stomach I’ve ever seen. haha


  8. taryn murtagh says:

    Highs and lows, lady, highs and lows. Ultimately you’re the type of chic who will ride the highs, get a punch from the lows, kick the lows back and on to surfing the highs again! You’re awesome. Keep on enduring it while smiling, laughing, learning and sometimes crying!

    You’re admired and respected by many.


    PS: PIC coaches a buddy of mine. Does she take on panies like me?

  9. Donna says:

    Thanks for your blog, it’s very inspirational. I found your link on Chuckie V’s webpage (also very inspirational). It’s great to read how other people feel while putting in the long hard days, you train harder and are tougher than me, so when I’m feeling like I need a rest or don’t have the energy to stick to my program, from reading your blog I know I have to get serious and just get things done, I can work just that bit harder. Very well done in Kona too, fantastic result!

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