On August 7, I completed my first ever Olympic-length triathlon. I came in #1 in my age/gender group. By finishing first in my age/gender group, I qualified on my first try for the National Triathlon competition later this month. What a surprise!
Why am I telling you this? Because I think we are generally capable of much more than we think. I don’t expect anyone to take me as a role model as far as triathlons go, but I wouldn’t mind being a role model for people who want to push themselves to try new challenging pursuits, or who just want to become more physically active. Because of trying a triathlon, I’ve met a lot of wonderful new people and had fun.
Here is a link to the triathlon race results: http://premierraces.com/Results2011/greaterclevelongtriages.txt