Friday, June 29, 2012
That is the title of a blog post by "swim bike mom". tinyurl.com/7ksv9yu
I for one love triathlon, even if I am sidelined this year. Swim bike mom is a triathlete and she posted this photo on her blog:
"Remember when Tom Cruise made a fool out of himself on Oprah when he fell in love with Katie Holmes (nevermind the impending divorce)? Well, I did a similar thing when I came across Jackie Stringer’s race photo this morning. Not because I am in love with Jackie (well, not yet… but having just “met” her… I might be…) – but because this race photo was so incredibly awesome to me. I saw it - said “hell yes!” out loud, wanted to jump up and down on the couch… then I posted on Facebook on Swim Bike Mom. https://facebook.com/Swi
Jackie started her journey at 415 pounds! She is now a swimmer and triathlete.
" I would encourage anyone to watch my progress as I train for the Half Ironman in Augusta on September 30th. Many people half my size wouldn’t even dream of trying to even enter such an event. But IM DOING iT! First, last, dnf, at least I started and will continue to follow my dreams…. FOR ME."
A Half Ironman!
"FYI the day after this race, I swam the Ridges 5k open water swim from GA to NC… so anything is possible if you put your mind to it!!!"
A swim 5k! 3.1 miles swim! The swim leg of the Ironman is "only" 2.4 miles.