IT IS HAPPY DANCE TIME!!!!
So... (you know I love to tell a good story...)
I did my first triathlon in 2010. I had hit 250 pounds, was fed up and had to do something. I had just started my weight loss journey when Jeff's frat brother, Dave, challenged him to a triathlon. Jeff has been riding for over 40 years and enjoys swimming, but since chemo and the neuropathy in his feet, just walking is painful. Jeff declined, but I said (because I thought I was a badass since I had lost about 20 pounds at that point)... "I'll do it!"
My very 1st triathlon was the Pasadena Rose Bowl Triathlon. I somehow talked my weight loss challenge group to do it too, so we all made the long drive that morning... and our trainer, Laura, and her husband, the Executive Director of our YMCA (where we all train), Alfredo, also made the long drive up to Pasadena to support us at this event. Here is the link to that first race report... which was so funny looking back now... all of the nerves... not knowing what a transition was... and laughing and enjoying the whole thing... http://tlocher.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-365-rose-bowl-triathlon.html
I am SOOOOOOO HAPPY to report that Jeff has signed up for HIS first triathlon... and it will be the 2015 Pasadena Rose Bowl Triathlon!!!! Dave (frat brother that started me on tris) has been out for a few years with injuries and wanted to get back into triathlons, so another challenge was laid out. At the 2015 Tri, Jeff and Dave will be both racing and Dave's family will be doing a relay. This race is one week before my first half Ironman, and I am soooo excited to sit back and be Jeff's support crew and personal photog! :-)
Since Jeff registered for the race, he has been serious about getting in his weekend rides... which is great... but I can't wait to get him in the pool and on the road to start running! ;-) He is my #1 fan, and I can't wait to be his #1, too! Dave... you better watch out... Locher is coming... ;-)