Paula Findlay

Canadian Olympic Triathlete

Burgers wine and wogs. πŸ”πŸ·πŸƒ

Calm (ish) before the storm. ⚑️

I put a lot of pressure on myself to be "how I used to be" - the 2011 version who could storm into a WTS race and run away from everyone. What I'm learning through these 2016 race experiences is that the more I commit to not judging myself for where I am NOW, the more I can objectively identify what I need to work on. Don't look back, only forward. Don't worry about what other people think. Take a step forward today, and another one tomorrow. Do your freaking job and eliminate the negative distractions that get in the way of that. Back home to work work work ✈️

Prime blue carpet location πŸ‘Œ Race tomorrow at 4:43pm local time on triathlonlive.tv. #wtshamburg

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#TBT - Hamburg Junior World Champs 2007. Exited to be back 9 years later for another go! The most exciting race on the circuit. #GameFace

All those years of dance really paying off at the Tiszy awards ceremony. πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

Riding in the coach boat as @avankoeverden gets ready for his 4th Olympic Games. If that's not cool, I don't know what is.

Watching the men's race with the Tiszy locals. I'm somewhat happy with my top 10 finish, but lots of room for getting better. #cantstopwontstop πŸ‘Š

This little town sure does! Happy to be in TiszaΓΊjvΓ‘ros, Hungary for the renowned World Cup this weekend.

Swim course preview for #WTSstockholm tomorrow! 4pm local time, that's 8am in Edmonton, mom. πŸ“· by the wonderful photographer/fish @tzaferes

Ever since this exact moment, I've been dreaming, fighting and working my ass off to get to Rio. I promised myself that I'd be there fighting for a medal, because this feeling was the worst of my triathlon career. I've ridden the highs and lows of injuries, coaching changes, and living out of a suitcase, all in the relentless pursuit of a dream. Unfortunately I came up short when it mattered most. Upset would be an understatement, but I'm surprisingly calm about it. There is a strange comfort that comes from knowing that I did everything I could given the cards I was dealt. I've made some mistakes that I regret, but I have NO regrets for trying these last 4 years. I've been knocked down so many times that I have a hard time explaining to people why I keep trying. I have moments of awesomeness that remind me that I'm really damn good at this, that I care about it, that I used to be one of the best in the world at it - and that's what keeps me going. I'm not sure what's worse, this London 2012 performance, or not being able to redeem myself in Rio. But It's not over yet, there are still lots of races this summer and I believe a long career ahead of me. Thanks to EVERYONE for the endless support, and all the best to the Canadian team heading to Rio.

Connection naps. En route to Stockholm for some triathlon action!

Flora and I after finishing 1-2 at the Niwot circuit race in a sprint finish. Triathletes can ride bikes. And our bikes match. #scott2luvit

The skeleton of my new green racing machine. Excited to get it built and rolling! #scott2luvit πŸ‘

The mid-ride water lineup at Hygiene general store. Freaking fast group out today! #watts