Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Success and Failure

Well, one of my goals in this whole triathlon thing was to inspire my kids, my family and my friends.  Even though I have failed this year in my triathlon journey, I am starting to realize that I may have succeeded in other things.

First off, I was told by a dear friend that I was one of the reasons she ran a local 5K last weekend.  To boot, she recorded her best time in the event with her whole family there to cheer her on.  Way to go Minnesota Nancy!

Secondly, my kids are now on the racing scene.  They are not up to speed yet on what is about to happen, but today I signed the older two up for their first official race!  The Tinker Bell Marathon weekend at Disneyland is having a kid race on Saturday, which has my then 5 year old running 200 meters and my 3 year old running 100 meters.  They will get a goodie bag, race bib, t-shirt, its inside Disneyland and a medal (cause we all race for the bling).....plus I can hear it now....."Daddy, Mommy I am going to race just like you!"

Thirdly (is that a word?) my wife is committed to run a half marathon next year on Labor Day weekend.  Now I know you might be thinking that we are a year out and that is too far, but currently she is preggo's.  So after the baby she will have 9 months to recover and get back into running shape and endurance.  Plus it will be her longest distance to date, since her longest was a 10K that she registered on the day before.  If anyone can do it, I know she can!  Keep track of her journey in life and running here..... Totally the Turtle.

So, I guess who cares about my failure.

It's time to move on.


  1. It's an amazing thing, right? Way to be "the light" to those around you. Here's to many more awesome things to come. And think of the people they may influence by getting out there, too. Just amazing. You rock!

  2. You are not a failure! Our goals don't always go as planned but they do bring us some rewards and lessons. Take this year as it occurred and remember the journey is the best part of every adventure.

    Congrats to your friend! And good luck to your family in their races!

  3. Awesome that you are inspiring others to get active!

    If it makes you feel any better, I didn't race (or participate) in a triathlon the first year I set out to do one. I worked hard for it and the swimming just didn't click for 6 months! I stuck with it and did my first tri last year. Truth be told, I embarked on the journey about 5 years ago and quit after two trips to the pool.

  4. Love the you are inspiring others to give it a go! WIll now be checkout your wifes blog too.

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