Showing posts from 2013

Tri to Beat Cancer

             Earlier this year, when I tentatively mapped out my year in races, I never guessed that I would be completing the Tri to Beat Cancer in honor of my dad. Two days ago, at the young age of 53, my dad was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of cancer, and two days ago I officially signed up for this triathlon in August.                  I consider myself a fairly fortunate person.   The first person that was close to me that I have lost was my grandpa (on Dad’s side) earlier this year.   My family has been blessed, as we have experienced no serious illnesses or loss. That, added to the fact that my father is the strongest person I have ever met, contributed to the feeling of having the wind knocked out of me two days ago when I heard the news. My dad (a retired veteran after 20 years in the Coast Guard) regularly works two (or more) jobs, maintains two (or more) houses, is the personal mechanic and handy man for my whole immediate family, volunteers

Butterflies on the Water

I am new to blogging, but with a history of writing and a B.A. in English, I often times find myself wishing I could share my story with those whom it might inspire. This is my hope, that, and perhaps writing will once again become my safe haven and lead to self-discovery along the way. This is my story of faith, health, family, relationships, and tid bits of what I learn along the way. If you have any questions, or would like to hear more about something, let me know!             Back in February or March of 2012, I noticed there was a "sprint" triathlon at Lake Tobesofkee (Lake Tobo), Macon, Georgia in June. I said to Jason, my friend and gym buddy at the time, that it might be worth training for and doing next year. We had just completed our first Spartan Sprint Race, and we were looking for something new and challenging before the adrenaline wore off.   I had only completed my first 5k four months prior.   To my dismay, he looked up the link, messaged me back, a