Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Beaver Freezer Triathlon
April 3ed, 2010 started at 6 a.m.
Lynda, Kasey, and I just going into the event.
Lynda and I trained together for 3 months.
Kasey is in our ward and is a good friend. 
 Lost his legs during a run in with a semi at age 6 but has the most amazing attitude...
Kacey won!!! He beat us by about an hour....
I started with a 5oo meter swim.
Then a 12 mile bike ride ending up with a 5K run/walk.....
Here I have one lap to go on my 5 k run...I was so excited to come around the corner and Rich and Nicole were standing there with the cutest little signs they had made....
It was the best feeling ever to cross the finish line. I was exhausted beyond belief but ran the whole last few yards to run over the finish line...
The whole way I was crying and saying.
"I did it, I did it, I did it." It was such a high....
As I crossed the line I could see
Rich and Nicole were off to the side.
Rich ran up and grabbed me. He was crying and kept saying that he was so proud of me.
Later I thought about that moment and thought it must be what it's like when we pass through this life and the others waiting on the other side after a the long and sometimes difficult race called life.They will be so proud of us as well...and we will fall into their embrace....I have never ever felt such love from any one in my life as I did in the moment with Rich...
Rich and Nicole (my number one fans).
Poor Nicole had worked all night and still came with her Dad to cheer on her Mom.  It was amazing....

4 comments:

  1. Great job. I really liked the analogy. Good luck on your next race. After that, the Iron Man. :)

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  2. You go girl! Soon I'll hear about you walking across the USA to see us here in South Carolina! This is great!!!!

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  3. Can't wait to join you on your next!

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  4. You are an amazing inspiration. I am so proud of you and look forward to the day we all finish this race (life) and are able to feel the embrace of all of our loved ones.

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