"A years worth of training, thousands of people were cheering for me, the lights shining...that moment was all about me and it's a moment I will remember for the rest of my life."
As cliche as it sounds, my most memorable moment in triathlon would be hitting the red carpet at Ironman Louisville. It wasn't necessarily crossing the finish line, but it was running down the red carpet.
A years worth of training, thousands of people were cheering for me, the lights shining...that moment was all about me and it's a moment I will remember for the rest of my life. Training for a full Ironman wasn't that much fun for me, so it took a lot of determination to get in the work. It's long, tiring, time consuming and required sacrifices by many. And that red carpet was the moment when I realized, I WILL MAKE IT. My best friend was waiting at the finish line to catch me. My son, husband, family and friends were there cheering me on with tears in their eyes. They knew what I put into this one day and they knew what it meant to me. The red carpet was my reward for all the blood, sweat and tears I put in over the past year. To me it said, "soak up every second of this moment. You have earned it." When I got into triathlon I could barely swim 25 meters but had signed up for a half-ironman. I decided I'd learn how to swim, do 1 HIM and call it a day. But, I caught the bug and wanted to go the distance...and it was one of the best experiences of my life. You really learn a lot about yourself during 8 hour training sessions. I may see another full Ironman in my future, but for now I live for 70.3 and sprints.
Favorite Race: USAT Age-Group Nationals
Coach: Della Irby
Favorite Gear: Rudy Helmet, Gore Jacket, Wetsuit (I LOVE wetsuit swims), my Garmin
2020 tri goal: HAVE FUN and help some other achieve their goals. I am trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon this year but a top 30 finish at AGNC would be fun.
Favorite of the three disciplines: RUN, always RUN!
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