Damn that looks sexy on you!
That's awesome. Good on you.
A lot of the triathlons near me have time limits :( really *stingy* time limits. Which really puts me off. I know they want to tidy up but meh :(
Well, that is a serious problem with the organizational philosophy, and people should object!
That is all kinds of badass!
Wowsers! Life begins at 40, doesn't it :)
I just posted elsewhere that when I started climbing last year, I knew it was something I probably wasn't ever going to get "good" at. I go to the gym with all these wirey 20-30somethings who are like squirrels and monkeys on the walls. And I go up and down the easy wall. Sometimes I make it to the top. Mostly, I just practice building my own comfort level and confidence. And I don't care if I ever get good at it! I'm there to do it. For me. :)
And I'll keep on saying that you are part of my inspiration.
Edited at 2013-06-11 06:46 pm (UTC)
That's great! Enjoy yourself; that's what really matters.
Good luck! I'm firmly in the "I don't do these as they're not my cup of tea" camp, but I have to admit that if they were my cup of tea I might be in the "I don't do them because people like me can't do them" camp. I love that you said, yes, people who aren't star athletes can do triathlons and the like! (It's kind of like how I think American Idol and its clones are destroying people's desire to sing if they can't sing perfectly.)
It's terrible that we have all this fun stuff available now but an attitude that only people who are "serious" about them enjoy the fun.
You look terrific in that!
Hooray for you! You're an inspiration!
Having been on the sidelines for my kids' dad's triathlon training, I can only offer the following advice : practice your transitions. A lot. Especially getting out of a wet wetsuit and into your biking gear. Do it over and over and over again. Having good transitions makes a huge difference to your times, and it's all about technique, not fitness or age.
Also check out gels for energy/electrolytes. They're repulsive but very effective and easy to carry and digest.
Reading your blog makes me realise I can finish Saturday's 5K4Boston
event, Meniere's or no Meniere's
I'm probably not going to get to this time, but I will try to make a few practices.
You inspire me to be a better me. May you do the best you can do and enjoy it. I will attempt the same in my world.
2013-06-11 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank You
Thanks so much!
2013-06-11 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Good for you!
That suit is AWESOME! Pure awesome sauce!
My first 5k (last Sunday!) took me 70 mins. I'm expecting the next one to take me just as long. And the tri I got dared to do.. I will be dead freaking last. Fat. Broken. Not certain I can finish the super sprint (half your distance!) I know I can't finish if I don't get off my ass though. So I /am/ going to drag my 300 lb ass to a tri. Cause dammit, I CAN. (I hope).
So I wish you luck, and skill and all the awesome you already have. :)
I have so much freaking respect for you. Rock on with your bad self.
I was totally thinking superhero even before I read any text. Now you just need a cool superhero name.
I am open to suggestions!
I know Edna Mode says "no capes", but dude, this so totally needs a cape. Just stay away from jet engines.
This is extremely inspiring!
I say Bravo! and good luck.
Awesome it IS indeed!! GO you!! I'm impressed.
The Cancer Research raceforlife series in the UK is really good for that.
'Walk jog or run 5km'
In those there are still people crossing the finish line an hour after the 'winner' and they are just as proud of their achievement as those busting 20-something minute personal bests, and get the same congrats at the end. I know this because I volunteer at them and was handing out participation medals to the finishers last year.
Running one of those gave me the confidence to enter a 'serious' event the following year and not be so intimidated by the crazy fit folk.
I am so inspired by your posts. After reading about a blogger who was training for a marathon with triplets and a singleton, it really it me that I don't have any excuses. So I signed up for a race. Because a half marathon, in 12 weeks, is a perfectly sane goal for someone with 100 lbs to lose... But I trained. And I did it. And I finished. Dead last. By an hour. And now there is a time limit on the race. But I finished it with an official recorded time of 4:11:40, even if they had had already taken down the finish line.
Great job. That is absolutely fabulous.
OMG! You are made of awesome!
Hi, I happened to be reading the 'friends of friends' pages and came upon your amazing post.
As a person who has only recently discovered the joy of exercise, I love hearing these sorts of joyous, inspirational stories. I too am at the back of the pack, but run because I love it.
Would you mind if I added you? I would love to cheer you on from the interweb sidelines!
I am thrilled to have you add me! And as I am just getting up to head for the race site, this was a lovely morning post to see!
Good luck today!!
*waves pom poms*
hear hear! The personal triumph is in the attempt.