What I have learned (and am still learning) in my continuing quest after completing my 100th triathlon in 2010.
100 Triathlons...my next will be # 152! Go to the early blogs to read how I got into triathlons. Click on any picture to enlarge it. I'm now in USA Triathlon's Century Club; go to https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Services/Member-Recognition/Deca-and-Century-Club/Century-Club "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt 1910
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Orlando Corporate 5K
This was my 7th year as our company's team captain for the Corporate 5K and the 2012 group was awesome. We had a record 30 people participate, almost half the office, and picked up a 2nd in Male, a 2nd in Female and a 4th in Mixed in our industry class, Accounting. Almost 14,000 people ran, making for a very jammed race course. The event was in downtown Orlando and was only 4 blocks from our office. I turned in a mediocre 26:59, having started way back and spending nearly 2 miles breaking free of the crowds. Our 2 standouts were Chris Louthan with a 19:55 and Christina Vega with a 25:06. Several others, Brett Finley and Nicholas Lucas finished under 22:00.
I live in Orlando, Florida, having moved here from Chicago in January, 1994. I've been married for more than 35 years to Sandy, who is a wonderful wife, chef, and singer. We had 2 rabbits, Fawn and Sarah, who roamed around the house for over 12 and brought us great joy. I raced cars in the 1970s, we toured on motorcycles in the 1980s, and sailed boats in the 1990s. I was a professional photographer for 25 years in the corporate world in Chicago. I now work at Ernst & Young as the office "jack-of-all-trades" in downtown Orlando. We have a great home close to Wekiwa Springs State Park, which is an exceptional training ground.