Well, look what happened:
A little background, first. I did my first triathlon with TNT 5 years ago. I learned to swim, bike and run and had a successful finish. Then I did it 2 more times on my own. The last time I made my goal of 3 hours. And I was supposed to go into retirement. But then someone contacted me about doing a team at work (we’d get special shirts!). I guess I had added “triathlons” to my interests on our work bio pages and they found me.
And since I didn’t get in via the lottery, this was my chance. So I’m back and raising money. Honestly, it’s a great cause. We’re targeting to raise over $25K for my work team and $1.6 million from the entire NY team (500 of us).
My personal page: Jill’s Donation Page (click here)
I think 75% goes towards the Lymphoma & Leukemia society, and the rest is really just to provide all the resources to get everyone trained up.
When I read that the 1st training was 20 min of running, squats and running form, I started to rethink going. On 90th and 5th at 8 am, that’s not even near me. I sort of decided I’d join when it was a little more training, or at least biking.
So I’m going to enjoy my donut, run on my own and jump into the swim practice on Monday.
It’s funny, because I started this blog nearly 2 years ago when I was completing the 2009 triathlon. How time flies.