This is not an easy post for me to write. After months of training and anticipation, the final result of my first triathlon was not what I had hoped. Please don’t misunderstand – I am proud of completing the course and thoroughly enjoyed (most of) the race, which should be all that matters. But I did not come close to the time goal I had set for myself and I’m having a terrible time letting it go.
So I have decided to focus on the overwhelming gratitude I have for my family’s cheers and support and for my close friend Fronzie who was by my side throughout the entire race. And I am tremendously grateful for the journey. There were many lessons learned from the day I decided to register to the moment I crossed the finish line, and I will take them with me into the next one. After I relax. For a few weeks at least…
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i LOVE this! feel proud of yourself for achieving this amazing goal! inspiring ….
You amaze me, continually and in new ways. Good on you.
This high will last weeks if not months!! There is no amount of preparation or training for an open water swim with hundreds of other feet in your face until you are actually doing it! Congrats!! Proud of you!!
I started bawling at seeing H jump the fence.. full tears at your mom. What dedication all around- LOVE!
I am so very proud of you Wendy! So sad I couldn’t be there to cheer you on. You are truly amazing; I love you so much, and I am so lucky to have you in my life. You did spectacular- goal time or not, never ever underestimate the power of what you set your mind to! Love you!!! XO
I love that your daughter ran under the fence! and the feeling of hugging your mom – nothing like it! you did awesome!
The first thing I noticed was the number on your arm. I’m glad it was 100. I can’t fully explain why I think it’s the perfect number for you, it just feels right. You’re a 10, you put in 100% training & this race, you are an inspiration, 100% of your heart & soul was put in this to honor your mom…I’m so proud of you! You’re amazing & wonderful & I Love You!
I LOVE these pictures! What an amazing accomplishment. You’re a true inspiration!
Way to go Wendy! I am so proud of you. You set your mind to it and you went at this full force. You are an inspiration! You and Fronzie look so beautiful too – how do you guys do that?!
Wendy ~ This is a truly amazing accomplishment! I, too, began to cry when I saw the pic of you and your mom!!! I love how Hannah joined you at the finale ~~ how sweet and sinister! 🙂 Congrats on this endeavor!