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Race Recap: Georgia Veterans Sprint

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I know they tell you over and over again…. Never try something new the day of the race.A rebel at heart, I determined to break that rule relentlessly this past weekend at the Cordele Veterans Sprint triathlon. Post race smiles 
I first competed in the Georgia Veterans Sprint in 2013 and didn’t have the best time, literally and figuratively.I only knew one or two other athletes, found the pothole-ridden bike course infuriating (after one particular jolt two miles in, my bike seat came loose-not fun), the run course was blistering hot with not a shade tree in sight, and the gnats. Holy crap, the gnats. Georgia’s August humidity made the air thick enough without the gnats. Also discouraging wascoming out of the water that year to an empty bike rack.These Mid GA Tri athletes were a force to reckon with, I quickly realized. I determined to join the group in 2014 and redeem myself.
This time around, I had actually met the “Mid GA Tri” racers who had dominated the course in 2013.The annual…

From the Perspective of a Challenge Junkie: Thoughts on my First 70.3

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From the Perspective of a Challenge Junkie: Thoughts on my First 70.3
When you have been slaving away endless hours on the pavement, in the water or even at the gym, it is so easy to forget how far you have come from where you first started, and that overwhelming feeling of facing the impossible.



Once I graduated college, I realized I needed to find something to fill the void now that binge drinking and late night Hemingway-style paper writing were over. While I had always had the motivation, I now had the time to lose that ‘freshman 15’. I quit smoking, picked a 5k and joined a gym. During those six months, I was chained to the treadmill every night and pathetically “lifted” weights, something like what I had seen in pages of Cosmo (I am sure it was pretty funny). BUT! I felt on top of the world-I was going to run a 5k! It didn’t matter that I didn’t know what I was doing, I was pushing myself through milestones that previously seemed impossible. When the time came, I ran the 5k in twe…