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Dealing with FOMO

Source Although Karel and I had our plans set on focusing on IM Kona this year, Karel and I are having a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) in looking at all the incredible pictures of athletes at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. What a beautiful race venue! But thankfully, we have four amazing Trimarni athletes who are participating and we can virtually share the experience with each of them. As it relates to social media, we can quickly see that people often post pictures and updates showing the highlights of life - the good moments. From this perspective, social media can be viewed as "fake" because we only see the best side of what's happening in the lives of others. However, this is not always the case. When used properly, social media is a way to connect with others, share experience and document important moments in life. Behind every smiling post is a story. As I scroll through social media and see picture after picture of a

When life happens

Life can be extremely difficult, sad and unfair. On Sunday afternoon, Karel drove three hours (each way) to pick-up our two new family members - Ella and Felix. Just shy of two months old, we couldn't wait to welcome these two beautiful furry ones to their forever home. Although we didn't plan on getting another cat after Smudla passed away in April, we really wanted to rescue these two adorable kittens. Instantly we feel in love with Ella and Felix. Campy was scared and curious of the kittens and Madison (our 11.5 year old cat) was not very happy. This was my first time having kittens to take care of as both Campy and Madison came to us (as rescues) when they were ~1 year old. Unfortunately, on Monday morning I received the news that my almost 96-year old Grandpa Joe passed away peacefully in his sleep. Thankfully, I had a Facetime "call" with him on Sunday and I was able to speak with him one last time. Coincidentally, my mom (his daughter) was in town s