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 # 153! 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
Saturday, February 27, 2016
29th Annual Real Florida 5k & 10k in Wekiwa Springs
Cold start at 37 degrees for my bagel run (Thank you Panera Bread) but the temp rose by race start to 53'. It was brisk though and we had 242 people start the 2 races. I took off too fast as usual (8:06 first mile) but soon settled down by mile 3 on the Tramway. I made the turn at marker 15 and began my singletrack journey back. The 2nd waterstop was set up at the wrong place but I made good time, finishing with 56:31 for a 8:58 pace. I placed 2nd out of 5 in my age group, 1:32 back. Kevin Casey and his daughter Megan did the 5k and she won the 14 & under age group. Great job Megan!
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.