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An Addiction is Born
Six years ago I was 44 years old and weighed 260+ pounds. If anybody had suggested to me that at age 50 I would complete a sprint-length triathlon I would have rolled my eyes and grabbed a doughnut!
My First Triathlon, Where I Learned That I Am Indeed a Land Mammal
An ultrarunner tries her first triathlon and realizes there's a lot more to open water swimming than she'd thought!
Shorter than Planned but Still Sweet
The night before the race when we dropped our bikes in transition we saw the swim course laid out in the water and those buoys looked SO FAR APART!
My 1st Triathlon!
This was my 2nd time training but 1st time competing in the Naperville Sprint Triathlon!
The Old Fat Triathlete
At 63 years old and 50 lbs overweight I decide to do a triathlon.
Holy Cow, I'm A Triathlete!
As I entered the transition area, I got body marked. It was, for me, pretty intense. It made it so real...I was doing this! A triathlon!
Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Conquering Fear
“I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know how to swim, I would be dying after running a mile, I didn’t have any coordination or endurance; every time we trained, I was the last one.”
First Triathlon - Starting My Next Life After Rehab
I had a moment of clarity. It was what I needed and wanted. It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live.
Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Creating a training community
“None of us were swimmers, none of us were cyclists, none of us were runners, but we all decided that together, we would be.”
Eight Things I Learned from My First Triathlon
Or why an Ironman 70.3 may not be your best choice for your first triathlon.
My First Tri
From the bar to the bike and the beach. I decided that for my 34th birthday, I was going to buy myself a new bike...something to get my butt in shape.
My First Olympic Triathlon
I looked at the swim buoys and start thinking, "Man! How am I ever going to swim that? That looks like a very long distance from the bridge. I have never done it in one go." There's no turning back.
On Your Left!
I think the biggest thing I've learned is to quit worrying about what everyone else thinks. If I let that get to me too much I would not be the fine triathlete I am today!
First Triathlon at age 59?
I had a bucket list of "must do's before I turn 60" but it was made up of things like "take a course in public speaking, weekend trip to NYC with my 3 grown sons, learn to kayak, etc." I needed more.
No More Excuses!
As with probably ninety percent of people on this website, my story starts with "I've always wanted to do a triathlon..."
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