Posts Tagged ‘tri’

>its never too late to…

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it’s not the years in your life that count. its the life in your years!
 ~abe lincoln

Charlie Futrell completed his 100-something-th triathlon the other day – mind you – at the young age of 90!!! jeeez… i got goosebumps just typing that!

talk about an inspiration – this dude’s the ISH!

i aspire to be just like this guy when i’m his age

he’s definitely going in my ‘book of awesomeness’

440 yard swim, 10 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run in 2:18:38
Charlie’s life before becoming a tri-rock-star-of-the-ages was just as admirable. he coached baseball and football and taught politics and phys ed… Slyvester Stalone even had him as an 8th grade teacher
at the age of 72 he entered his first Ironman competition in Hawaii – ya know, just a 2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike ride and a marathon… in just 17 hours too – placing 1st in his age group for the US and 3rd in the WORLD!

adding more fuel to that fire… he’s got more than 400 road races, 114 triathlons, 2 world records, and 5 national records under his belt, ALLLL accomplished after the age of 60

keep on keepin on dude – you ROCK!

and that he will
he’s got his eye on completing a 10K road race AND a triathlon when he turns 100 years young

>where is the love

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if this blog post’s subject line doesn’t automatically pop Black Eyed Pea’s ‘Where is the love’ into your head… well, i hope me mentioning it now does the trick

ive been following Whole Living’s blog for a while now; not only do i love their interesting/informative/enlightening articles that pop up in my gReader every day, but now that i know some of the ladies from the website will be participating with me in the Danskin Women’s Triathlon in September… oooh, like icing on the cake my man!
speaking of that tri – training officially started for me yesterday!! the hubster so affectionately stated ‘well, i guess i’ll see you at the finish line’ … hehe, what can i say, the man knows what makes me happy and doesnt bat an eyelash when asked ‘could you spend your sunday morning kayaking around the bay acting as my lifeguard while i get my open-water swim sesh on?!’. speaking of love….
their article i read the other day highlighted ways to be more compassionate. in the dog-eat-dog / eye-for-an-eye world we live in, we can so easily overlook compassion for others while treading in our own rough waters… you can start today by taking a step back to:

see diversity as divine
it’s okay to be different
be kind to strangers
hold a door for someone
smile more often
help a person in need
don’t judge what you can’t understand 
there are many of other ways to be compassionate ~ if every single one of us tries just one way, each day, to bring more compassion into our lives… could you imagine what the outcome would be?!