In sum, I’m glad that I took the leap into the xtri world. It had been a long time since I had wondered if I could even complete a race. Preparing and executing this race definitely got me in the best shape of my life, broadened my horizons and gave me great experiences. Isn’t that what triathlon should be all about?
Half a mile from the end, I got to see the finish line and could visualize Andrea with her flashy red jacket. I was so determined to finish that didn’t stop running until the very end. It was then when I started thinking about the day, and how lucky I was to be there, and how grateful I was for life and for my friends, my wife, my kids, my partners, and how everything is possible with the right focus and effort.