As many of you know, I have been training for several months for a long-distance triathlon to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Most of you are aware that I am not particularly gifted at this sport (I finished in the bottom quartile for both my half irons), but probably aren’t aware that this could be my worst result yet – a DNF (‘Did Not Finish’)! I recently tested positive for Covid-19 and my participation is uncertain at this point. I have very mild symptoms, and am still considering embarking on the voyage (with a negative test result, of course). However, I will consult a doctor and several astute healthcare analysts. It will be a game time decision.
With that said, the cause I originally set out to support is still a GREAT cause, one I hope you will still donate to!
The Challenged Athletes Foundation's mission is to empower individuals with physical disabilities around the world through sports. Your donation to my fundraising goal ($1,000) will help provide challenged athletes in financial need with adaptive sports equipment, coaching, and training expenses. Our efforts will help ensure that this population won’t be left behind. We’ll be creating opportunities for challenged athletes to be involved with adaptive sports, fitness, community connections, and inclusion in society’s health and wellness activities.
This video fires me up every time I watch it – this will be a great event in San Diego: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hdVhSopfFE&t=33s
Any amount of donation is welcome. You can contribute by clicking 'Donate Now' if you are on my fundraising page or here if you are viewing this via email: https://support.challengedathletes.org/site/TR/2022CrossEvents/General?px=1340538&pg=personal&fr_id=1850
PS – the photo is a picture of a triathlete that has trouble swimming straight in the open water of a figure 8 course and accidentally swam an extra quarter of a mile…