Monday, March 28, 2011

Wow

I am so inspired by all the posts on the Zoot contest. (You can still enter until next Sunday). I love how we are spread out all over the world, and yet the sport of triathlon brings us together. We all have goals and love to race, and it's neat to see the variety of races we are anticipating this season.

I am also reminded how fun this sport is by my weekend workouts. Sunday was a ride where this picture pretty much sums up all 3+ hours of it:

It was wet. And yet, with soggy socks and dripping helmets, we still had four friends who showed up for the fun. My Dad even came out to ride with us.

And when I finished riding and headed out to run I ran into Jeff, who although already on mile 20ish of his run, decided to do an extra loop with me so we could run together. I consider all of these people my very best friends - and were it not for this crazy sport, I would have never met them. With these friends - life is never dull or boring. Thanks for the inspiration!

10 comments:

Damie said...

I whole-heartedly agree. Isn't it awesome to be surrounded by such great people and meet so many nice people....all while training and doing a sport you love? So cool.

Beth said...

I agree also! This sport is so awesome because of all the awesome people!! :)

TRI714 said...

Small world, big adventures.

Christi said...

Great workouts!

Alison said...

Welcome to my life - sounds like winter riding in the Pacific Northwest! Sometimes it rains so hard that it's just ridiculous that you're out riding in it, but having a blast!

Caratunk Girl said...

It is so cool you have people that will show up to ride no matter what weather. I sometimes for some weird reason enjoy those wet rides.

Matt said...

yup this sport is pretty cool ;) x2 on Paf NW, dealt with rain and hail on my long brick...

Jill Costantino said...

I love how your dad comes out and rides with you. Kick some booty out there this weekend lady:)

JenniferLeah said...

Love it that you ride with your Dad! Great job gettin' out in the wet-

Bradford said...

Hey Charisa! I am doing Lake Placid this year and I'm pumped!!! It will be my first IM. Enjoy your Blog...keep up the hard work.