Do you ever take a moment to just sit back and take in the awe of the people you love? This has been a weekend of that for me. I am so amazed and inspired by my family and friends this past weekend I can’t get the smile off of my face. People I have known for more than half of my life and people I have known for only a few years have given me such hope for what I inspire to do in my life. I never would have imagined that we would be this active and health conscious coming from the lifestyles that we did. It’s pretty crazy, don’t you think my 2 a.m Taco Bell friends?
My friend and neighbor raced her way through a 1/2 Iron Man Marathon with a hip that wasn’t 100% and had the fastest time from our area, my best friend ran her first 5K, my brother-in-law ran his first 1/2 marathon (both through Detroit)and my husband did his fifth 1/2 Iron Man and came in 3rd place in his category. I am so proud!!
The fastest growing group of tri-athletes are women with the largest rise in the 40 and older age group. That is inspiring. There is a lot of hard work and perseverance that goes into training for a marathon. You have to be dedicated to getting up and out and moving. That is the first step, even if it is a baby step (in the case of the 1/2 marathon in February we are training for).
Beach to BattleShip is always a fun time and inspiring to see all different shapes, sizes, ages and genders pushing themselves to go beyond their limits to achieve a goal that brings instant gratification and the ability to feel and say “YES, I DID IT” from the bottom of their toes. What a feeling!!!!!