Expect delay…Safety Harbor Triathlon…Sunday, October 30th…that is what flashed over and over on the sign placed on Bayshore a few days ago. This Triathlon and Duathlon was the first annual hosted by Safety Harbor Spa, Team Psych and Hot For Tri, and proceeds went to Success 4 Kids & Families, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Breast Cancer.
I was really excited to actually be watching and not participating in this race. Sometimes, one needs to take a break to watch, cheer and support other peeps and appreciate the roll of being a spectator in order to renew the love of competition. For me, it’s rising to the challenge and testing myself to keep going even when I have nothing left. Competition can inspire, humble and nourish the soul. It’s life…it’s living…and when there is no motivation to go on, there is someone on the sidelines or a fellow competitor that will cheer us onward. And, crossing the finish line…well, that’s when my heart sings with joy.
Here is some wisdom from Sister Madonna Buder –the 81 year old Champion Triathlete, also known as, The Iron Nun, “If we want to do it, we can. The only failure is not to try, because putting forth the effort is success in itself”.
This is a pic of some friends of mine that rose to the challenge. Congratulations to all…good show.
This is Safety Harbor, FL and this is my village…