Surrounded by Girls

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Challenged Athletes Foundation Triathlon Challenge

Or, "How I spent my Sunday".

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) unique event boasting an all new "challenge distance" triathlon course consisting of a 1 mile swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country. This one-of-a-kind event will change your life as athletes compete side by side with Ironman® champions, world-class challenged athletes, celebrities and other enthusiasts while raising important funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation®(CAF). Money raised will help CAF provide individuals with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports — and in life.

Waiting for our wave to start, with some of the twenty-five or so Active.com employees who did the race - either individually or as part of a relay team. 294094_2523798255670_1274773042_2889652_985598854_n


Coming out of the water after the ~35minute, 1 mile swim. Photo courtesy of Fran Preisman, who was good enough to come cheer me on early in the morning.
FWD:


Ready to ride!
FWD:Looks great!!!


A few hours later, waiting at the finish line...
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And here I come, round the last corner and into the finish chute.
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Success! Across the line and back with my girls, as evidenced by the medal that Jenna has already taken from me.
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UPDATE: Official results are in. 05:56:02.3.