This weekend myself and two wonderful ladies are preparing for the Danskin Triathlon on Sunday. It's a great race that supports the fight against breast cancer. I am glad to do the race to help support the fight against cancer, but that is not why I tri.
I tri because I can. I tri because it motivates me to get back in shape, maybe not the best shape of my life, but I am getting there. I tri because it has encourage my mother to get back into swimming and to enter into her first race. I tri because of the feeling there is crossing a finish line, no matter how long it took you to get there.
Meet Team Mai Tai Mama's. My aunt came up with the name for us, at the time that was the drink of choice at the frat house, I mean my parents house.
Leg one of the race is my mom Diane. She is ready to swim the 1/2 mile swim in open water. With her steady trainings at the gym pool and her new swim suit from Title Nine, I am sure she will do just fine. She used to be a life guard.
Leg two of the race is my aunt Indira. She is ready to bike the 12.5 miles across the I-90 bridge and back. A true east coaster she is tough as nails. She has been training her right hand with 12oz beverages and she has bikes to work. She has been doing some cross training and walking the dogs in the evenings. She is ready.
Leg three of the race is ME! I am ready to run the 3.1 miles around Genesse Park. I got a new pair of running shorts and a cool Nike hat. I've been carbo loading all summer for this race.
Our time does not matter on Sunday. It's as long as we finish.
We will finish with our heads high with our families cheering us on!
I am very proud of my mom and my aunt for taking this journey on with me.