|10/18/2020||IRONMAN 70.3 Waco|
|02/15/2020||24 Hours of Old Pueblo||23 AG/249 Overall|
|33 Overall 6 AG|
El Paso, Texas
|Bucket List Race||Ironman World Championships, Challenge Roth|
|Post-Race Drink||Something Cold and Frosty|
I'm not a kid anymore as my body reminds me everyday. I have been a firefighter for 20 years and still enjoy the work.
Over the years I have competed in many triathlons from a sprint to Ironman. My first triathlon was in Guam around 1989-90. I participated on a team as the cyclist but that soon changed as I figured out that I could do all the events.
All I have to say now is "LET'S DO THIS!"
Why I Tri
Why do I Tri. The simple answer is because I enjoy the sport and competition. When I go to break down why I enjoy doing what I do it is because for a little bit of time each day I get to forget about all the things that have added up over the years. Some of the things are little and some, not so little.
When exercising I am able to focus on my training and being in the moment. I don’t even take my phone with me very often so I can’t be contacted, and this is why I don’t take very many pictures. Sometimes I just what to hear the surrounding noises and take in sights. As I am writing this there are a thousand reasons why I like to exercise which all come down to basically one, which is to keep me from reliving some of the more unpleasant times in my life.
When I had my right knee operated on due to breaking off a chuck of cartilage then finding out my leg veins were not functioning correctly, I wasn’t able to exercise for about three years. During those three years my mind started to relive the past and I would wake up in the middle of the night in a war zone somewhere. So, basically exercise keeps me in today’s world.