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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Well, this is it. I'm leaving today... The one thing I have to remember is to have fun and savor the moments. I first came to love triathlon because of how it made me feel, the individual moments of pride and accomplishment. Living in the moment and the thrill of doing something really epic is what makes life worthwhile. 115 pounds ago, I was only a spectator in life. Now I am jumping in with both feet. However this race winds up, I will hold my head high and know that I left it all out there because that is the only thing I know how to do when I do an event. When I am out there, I'm empowered and I like it. feeling determined.

-from my facebook post.

Follow me to the race and the finish line on Facebook...
www.facebook.com/robert.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEAJESS 8/15/2013 12:31PM

    OMG... I'm learning about you by working back from your triathalon post. What you've achieved would be amazing enough just working your way up from good condition. Add your weight loss to it and it's just unbelievable! I mean, I DO believe it but only with a sense of great awe. WELL DONE!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/14/2013 9:43PM

    Never doubted you could do it..congrats!!!

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CELIAMINER 8/14/2013 8:00AM

    Saw your finish on the video, Robert, and loved that OneKidsMom could place your medal on you. Brought tears to my eyes! So happy for you!

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TREYONE 8/13/2013 9:38PM

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SWEETCLEANER 8/13/2013 3:08PM

    Take CARE!!! emoticon

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JOELEVENACIOUS 8/13/2013 2:39PM

    Congratulation on being so well prepared! Preparation preparation preparation= performance!

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SLIMLEAF 8/12/2013 4:56PM

    I look forward to hearing all about it!

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MSLZZY 8/12/2013 3:21PM

    Someone told me you finished in fine order. Can't wait to hear it from you!

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-STARRYEYED- 8/12/2013 2:40PM

    Congrats on your race finish! Such an inspiration!!!

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HDHAWK 8/11/2013 7:44PM

    Congrats on your race! emoticon

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AMBER281 8/11/2013 1:48AM

    Good luck and have fun!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/10/2013 10:24AM

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/9/2013 4:22PM

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ALIDOSHA 8/9/2013 3:50PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 8/8/2013 10:03PM

    Have fun and good luck to you!

Karen

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LINDAK25 8/8/2013 9:57PM

    I'm so proud of you! Sounds funny, you don't even know me, but I've been reading your blogs for a while now, so I feel like I know you. You've worked hard and learned a lot along the way. Go and do this, it's yours.

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DUXGRL1 8/8/2013 9:56PM

    I hope that you get everything from this experience that you are hoping for!

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COLOR-BLUE 8/8/2013 8:36PM

    Robert,

I'm so nervous, just thinking about you going on to VICTORY!!! I'm anxious to read and see everything through your eyes. Go out there and give them EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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BOILHAM 8/8/2013 6:52PM

    Love your enthusiasm and zest for life. You are an inspiration!

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TRILEMMA 8/8/2013 4:28PM

  Good luck. I'm excited.

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JUNEAU2010 8/8/2013 4:04PM

    I can't wait to read your post-race blog and be among the zillions of people who cheer you on!
You GOT THIS!

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DALID414 8/8/2013 3:55PM

    This is already epic, just show up and make it real.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/8/2013 3:14PM

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3016DEBRA 8/8/2013 2:56PM

  That's so AWESOME!!!! They better watch out, lol! emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/8/2013 2:50PM

    Robert, I can't tell you how excited I am for you!!! YOU are all kinds of awesome, and I'm SOOO proud of you!

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LYNSEY723 8/8/2013 2:08PM

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NWFL59 8/8/2013 1:47PM

    Have a terrific time emoticon

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CARROT143 8/8/2013 1:39PM

    You are going to rock this - I am so so so so proud of you for coming this far....I can always count on you to inspire me. Love you my Superman friend!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 8/8/2013 1:05PM

    woo hooooooo!! Run Robert! Swim fast, Robert! Bicycle like crazy! You ROCK!!!

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BLUEROSE73 8/8/2013 12:37PM

    You can do this. Go for it!

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MEMKEEPR 8/8/2013 12:30PM

    Have a great race! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 8/8/2013 11:55AM

    Just sent you a FB friend request so I can follow you. I'll be waiting to hear how it went! Have a safe tip and a great time!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 8/8/2013 11:54AM

    You rock this race. You have trained well.

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OTTAWABOUND 8/8/2013 11:41AM

    Way to go!


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COOP9002 8/8/2013 11:39AM

    Excellent!

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GINA180847 8/8/2013 11:28AM

    Will love following your race on facebook! Never forgetting the journey is everything!

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MIPALADY23 8/8/2013 10:46AM

    AWESOME!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 8/8/2013 10:44AM

    Best of luck to you!!! You are going to be emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 8/8/2013 10:20AM

    emoticon that John Wayne quote. I like this one, too:

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~Nelson Mandela~

We're behind you 100%!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERRY666 8/8/2013 10:07AM

    Good luck!

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FITFOODIE806 8/8/2013 9:56AM

    You are awesome! Enjoy this experience that you have worked so hard for. I have an Oly this weekend and I will definitely think of you and use your determination and positive attitude when things get tough. Thank you for all you do for the Spark community!

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MILLEDGE2 8/8/2013 9:33AM

    Enjoy every minute! You've earned the right to savor how far you've already come, even before you leave the starting line! emoticon

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ACTIVE_AT_60 8/8/2013 9:23AM

    I am not on FB either - get off the computer and get the job done ROFL

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LEWILL1982 8/8/2013 9:18AM

    Live it up! Following you on FB!

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/8/2013 9:14AM

    Drive gently.
You know what you need to do.
Enjoy fully.

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/8/2013 9:09AM

    Saddle up, indeed. See you up there!

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BLUENOSE63 8/8/2013 9:02AM

  As a fellow Iron 70.3 triathlete, I wish you all the best on your journey as it will be over before you know it!

Remember to eat every half an hour and hydrate every half an hour whether you need to or not! Eat a gel before each transition as it will save your legs like you wouldn't believe.

Make sure to mark your bike spot with something bright ie. ballon etc. so that you can find your stuff out of the water and off the bike.

I am not on Facebook, so I am sending you all my good thoughts here on SP!

The most important thing: It isn't the destination that matters; it is how you got there!

Cheryl

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COCK-ROBIN 8/8/2013 9:01AM

    Wonderful!

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KKKAREN 8/8/2013 9:00AM

    Good luck and enjoy your running!

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