I am not an athlete.
I didn’t play sports in high school and was quite terrible one on the “everyone gets to play” softball team in middle school.
I currently live in Baltimore, Maryland and work for the City Schools. I have always loved watching sports, but never really felt like I was any good at playing them.
In 2007, my mother challenged me to do a triathlon,
she beat me – 30 years older with an artificial hip.
I learned 2 things that day. I could do more than I ever thought I could and I am actually quite competitive. I had a great time – so much so, that I have been doing triathlons just about every year since.
Yet, I have developed a pattern.
I usually complete the event… very slowly. Frustrated, I think, if only I had trained; I certainly would have done better. I certainly would have beat my mom. And basically, the cycle starts all over.I find fun looking races — sign up for them three months ahead of time — intend to train — forget to train…