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Throwback: Triathlete 4 Life

A peek into my athletic history reveals that I probably was meant to be a triathlete all along.

I took my first steps on my 1st birthday.

I was a natural water rat.

And I loved Big Wheel bike rides.

I got distracted, like every preschool girl, with ballet.

Then I tried T-ball (which later turned into softball).

And I survived a few seasons of soccer somewhere in between.

I was good at approximately NONE of these things. So it was back to swimming.

I was always comfortable in the water. And there was just something about being called up to that block…

And then — THE RUNNING.

A pep talk from Coach carried us to a 3rd place finish at state. I think I was 7th overall that year.

I loved my team (almost) as much as I loved the running itself. Sweaty friends FTW.

Track wasn’t so bad either — I killed my fair share of 1600m and 3200m races over three seasons.

Apparently my coaches never warned me about heel striking. Sigh. I still love them anyway.

Add in a lot of hard work for some kickass cycling skillz, and here I am today:

An Ironman — 24 years in the making.

Meant to be? You decide.

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Discussion

9 thoughts on “Throwback: Triathlete 4 Life

  1. I went to York Country Day in PA. I didn’t even know there were other country day schools! My journey has been almost identical to yours except I stayed with swimming and started running on my own

    Posted by Shannon @ Mon Amour | November 28, 2011, 9:48 AM
  2. What a cute post. I love all the pictures!

    Posted by sarah | November 28, 2011, 10:06 AM
  3. The soccer pic might be my favorite. Do any little kids have soccer uniforms that fit?

    Posted by amy | November 28, 2011, 10:11 AM
  4. I love this. I think I have a matching ballet pic as a 4 year old. 🙂

    Posted by katie | November 28, 2011, 11:09 AM
  5. Aw, those are some super cute pics. You were absolutely destined to be a triathlete.

    Posted by Beth | November 28, 2011, 1:58 PM
  6. Love all the pictures! It makes me want to dig through all the ones my parents have.

    Posted by Allison | November 28, 2011, 3:21 PM
  7. What an awesome idea for a post!

    We used to compete against Detroit Country Day and they always smoked us. All the Country Day schools must have stellar athletes.

    Posted by Kevin | November 28, 2011, 7:34 PM
  8. That ballet pic might just be the cutest thing EVER. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be, but it’s cute. 😉

    Posted by Heather C | November 29, 2011, 10:32 AM

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