What I have learned (and am still learning) in my continuing quest after completing my 100th triathlon in 2010.
100 Triathlons 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
This morning was the first ever triathlon in Seminole County at Sylvan Lake Park on the south edge of Sanford. About 150 people competed as the first race in a 4 race series. The few glitches didn't dampen anyone's spirits and everyone looked like they were having a great time. I met up with Cerena and Valerie from the Central Florida Triathlon Club and was very pleased when Cerena won her age group...by 2 seconds no less! Billy Price and the Seminole County Tri Club was much in evidence too and I did get to chat with an old friend, Deanna. My race was OK, with a 4th place finish after I thought I was getting a 2nd to my old nemesis, Randall Brown. Better luck next time!
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.