Yesterday morning, around 10 a.m., Catherine finished her first triathlon.
Keep in mind that her time is actually about 22 minutes less, as the clock started with the first group (the uber-men).
She has come a long way to reach this goal. Way back in her college days, she weighed well over 200 pounds. Along with taking off all of that weight, she's also has changed her lifestyle to include more exercise. That's a pretty amazing transformation.
What's perhaps most inspirational is that she's able to decide to do something, and follow it through to completion. There was never any real question in my mind that she'd be able to do the triathlon. She started training a few months ago, learned to swim and run efficiently, got some mediocre cycling tips from me, and just flat out decided she was going to do it. She was far from being last too, but that's what I expected when she entered the water last but came out in the middle of her group.
Makes you kind of wonder what you're capable of!