The training and the exercise was great, but there was something different about this "gym" environment... new friends. I have been a regular at LOTS of different gyms in the past, but this weight challenge group was something very special! We support each other, we laugh with each other, we sweat with each other and we have become friends! After two years, there isn't a day that I walk into the YMCA that there isn't someone there that I know, asking how I'm doing and what event I'm training for next. And the best thing is that there is now a group of us that are training for and doing all sorts of events... together!
I believe I have mentioned that I am currently training for my 3rd triathlon... the 2011 Rose Bowl Triathlon. Below is a post from my regular blog called, "Wooooo Hooooo" where I shared my very first triathlon experience, which happened to be the 2010 Rose Bowl Triathlon. I CAN'T WAIT to get back to the Rose Bowl in 2 months and SHREAD last year's time!!! I hope you enjoy the story and GET INSPIRED!!! If I can do this, ANYONE CAN DO A TRIATHLON!!!!
2010 Rose Bowl Triathlon
(originally posted March 23, 2010 on "Wooooo Hooooo"
Champagne Time! Leeza, Me and Dave after the race!
"Laura's Angels!"... Laura, Paula, Leeza, Heidi, me, Kellie... at the start line!
I LOVE the look on that guys face... I just FLEW by him and he is thinking, "Where the hell did SHE come from!?"
Right after the swim... me, Heidi, Leeza and Kellie... WE DID IT!