16 August 2014

My Wife

It is time for a little shout out about my wife.

On this date in 2012, my wife was getting ready for her first triathlon. She hadn't done anything competitive since 2000 and had signed up for it as primarily a motivational tool to lose weight and in general, get healthier.  Her time and place weren't important. The goal was to finish.  Finishing it, along with the work that went into getting ready for it, was a huge boost for her and she went on to do a few 5Ks, OCRs and a duathlon during our remaining time in the Kansas City area.

In May of 2013, we relocated to Las Vegas and she signed up for a few more races to include two sprint triathlons and a handful of running events from 5Ks through 12Ks.  Her training got more serious and she began to think about bigger things in 2014.

In 2014, she began to routinely crush in her division in the local triathlons and went longer.  In February, she knocked out her first half marathon in a very solid 2:15.  In April, she knocked out her first international distance triathlon and a month later, her second at that distance.  She also finished a handful of running races in the 5K to 10 K range and two more sprint triathlons.

Flash forward to today and she finished 3rd in her division the USA Triathlon Athena National Championship international  distance (1.5K Swim / 39K Bike / 10K Run) race this morning. Along the way, she has dropped over 50lbs and the health issues she was dealing with have faded away.  There were no surgeries, magic pills or fad diets.  She has done all of it through hard work and dedication.  Oh...and her legs are incredible!

Keep being awesome, Sarah!

8/17 update - This morning, she raced the sprint (500 Yard Swim / 16 Mile Bike /3.5 Mile Run) and came in 2nd at the USAT Athena National Championship for that distance. 

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