So because with my donor’s help I exceeded my fundraising goal by 7% I had hoped to improve my Olympic triathlon time over my previous effort by that same amount. That meant taking my previous time of 4 hours and 15 minutes to under 4 hours with an 18-minute improvement. Well the results from last Sunday are in and as you can see by the title of this post, I nearly tripled that 7% improvement with an 18% improvement reducing my time by over 45 minutes to 3 hours, 27 minutes and 34 seconds. I had a really great day and a really great race.
Which of course leaves me with so many people to thank for this success. I will start with my wife, Sally, and kids, Samantha, Jack and Hannah, who tolerated Dad being home even less than normal for the training I started in November. Next my donors, whose generosity helped me raise nearly $5,400 that inspired me to exceed my goals for the race. To my coaches, Charley and Mary, who never allowed me to slack off even when I wanted to, and kept me honest that I had more in myself than I realized. To my team, who together we helped each other reach our significant fundraising goals while also raising our athletic ability with all of the hours of practice. Finally to my Mom, who I have already recognized twice in this blog, I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me in my life because she always finds a way to keep giving no matter what.