Cleveland Triathlon Club

Wow - American Triple T...

June 04, 2019 - Well, I achieved my goals ...


... of 1) getting events "in" both for May and June, 2) not blowing my knees out, 3) surviving, 4) making new friends and 5) most importantly - having fun. How do people have fun doing this kind of thing? It's funny yet true what I heard one racer tell another..."I just do this to keep myself out of the bars." Whatever it takes...find the motivation! It is totally clear that Triple T is not a race or a series of races or even an event, it is really "a happening." Everyone was totally suffering but so positive and uplifting. How was it that the weather cooperated? I was so intimidated by the warnings themselves that I brought (overpacked, yes) ski pants and a snuggly. Thankfully, those items did not leave my bag and it rained only while we all slept between the 3rd and 4th races. In the end, I am so happy I was part of this "happening" - I think I really needed it to reset some part of me into action. I turn 50 in a few days and plan on celebrating this age group by filling a void - in my life and in the age category - that should not need to be filled...where are all the 50+ year old women? I hope again join Eunice Kim Moon next year because it is sure to be a lot of fun out on the race course as well as around the race course. It was such a joy to have Eunice as a partner in Triple T from our commute to less than 2 minutes difference on the overall event! So hard to believe but amazing that we pushed each other, honestly, while striving to make each other better. Just love love love having a friendship like that. And did I mention how beautiful - yet gruelling - this hilly course is? At one moment on the cycle, I felt I was witnessing pure poetry in motion because of the gorgeous scenery to then quickly having to dodge wet gravel before plummeting 40+ mph downhill to be rewarded by 8 minutes of 4 mph uphill. What a happening! So much fun and positivity - thank you HFP racing!


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