It’s a cold run when we head out in the winter to run. But 18 degrees in fresh snow is nothing when it’s for a great cause. I did my first triathlon at 30, now 7 years ago. And after 5 NYC Triathlons and over $6,000 raised for Team in Training, I’m embarking on my first Half Ironman. I’ll be raising $3,900 for Lymphoma & Leukemia and finishing a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.2 mile run in Mont Tremblant, Canada.
Check out my Fundraising Site: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/immontre13/jlewandosky
I’m training with 2 people who have benefited from the support of LLS, having been diagnosed with Hodgkins. If they can train, I can too. And if they can finish, I can too. Even I wonder how I became a triathlete, I was very not sporty in high school. But I’m here and feel better than ever. In fact, this blog started with a triathlon in 2009. And I continued on in for my 5th 2012. I’m addicted, and I’m addicted to the cause. LLS has raised $750 million running Team in Training. I’m a small part.
I just hope I’m smiling like this in June!