Push Hard Multisport News for 04-23-2018

Triathlon for Phoebe And Sam

Phoebe and Sam’s Dream Team rose to the challenge of a 500m swim, a 23 km cycle and a 5.5k run and lived to tell the tale. I picked up our chip, rang the others to let them know what they had to do and set off to get ready for my swim. I stood outside in my swimming costume and googlea sight indeed!and joined the group of swimmers with a slower time than the elite athletes. I spoke to the people either side of me and told them to pass me if they found I was holding them up once the swimming started but they were all in a similar situation to me. As the queue got shorter and I got to the front I just took a few deep breaths and, when my turn came, plopped into the water and prepared for my swim. My practice swims had been done in a 25m pool but the swim proper took place in a 50 m pool so we had to swim 10 lengths. By this time Phoebe and Sam had arrived with Mummy and Daddy and Nanny and Grandad. Harry’s mum also joined the band of supporters so we gathered by the transition area and waited for Harry’s return. My expected 25 min swim actually took 18 minutes, Harry’s 1 hour 20 predicted cycle actually took 1 hour and 1 m in and Jack’s predicted 30 min run took 28 minutes with two vomit breaks apparently. Phoebe and Sam slept through the whole thing but it was so special for us to have them there with Mummy and Daddy. As Phoebe and Sam have grown and with the issues that the family have had to face and the challenges that lay ahead for Phoebe, staying focused on this has been a struggle for me at times.

Keywords: [“swim”,”Harry”,”Thank”]
Source: https://triathlonforphoebeandsam.wordpress.com

Triathlon Muser

Bodies were in motion in direct competition with other bodies, whether they were driving to the hoop, blocking at the net or sliding into a base we often had some direct interaction with others, either helping some towards our collective goal or trying to keep others from theirs. Be it as teammates or competitors, we were all part of a common community on a field of play. In triathlon, on the other hand, save for the relays, we generally don’t compete as a team. It’s just us out there against everyone else and against ourselves And except for the beginning of the swim, physical contact with others is not only uncommon but often means disqualification. In the midst of all this aloneness, triathlon has an extraordinary sense of community which in my opinion is one of the things that makes it so attractive. From the moment we arrive at a race, we are embraced by a huge community of staff and volunteers, genuinely happy to see us and help us. Incredibly dedicated people get up really early to mark the course, set up bike racks, place the swim buoys, handle check-in, mark our bodies, maintain the all-important porta-pottys. For many of us, it is community that has gotten us to the race in the first place. For those of us fortunate enough to have people with whom to train, we draw strength and support from that community even when we are out on the course all alone. In a sport that is so predicated on individual effort, it is the collective efforts of a broad community that makes it all happen and makes it all so worthwhile.

Keywords: [“community”,”other”,”out”]
Source: https://triathlonmuser.wordpress.com

I’m a triathlete. What type are you? – Simply Shaye

There is so much confusion about people living with diabetes. Many people do not realize that diabetes is manageable and those living with it can still live full, active and healthy lives! That’s why I was so happy when Oscar Insurance invited me to share my story in honor of National Diabetes Month. Oscar provides health insurance in New York and New Jersey and focuses on using technology to make understanding insurance simple and intuitive. They have a fresh approach to health care and offer a ton of features that allow members to be proactive about their health. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 10 years old, so was pretty conscious about my health and lifestyle choices at an early age. I was always active as a kid, and I ran track off and on in high school, but it wasn’t until college that I really started to take control of my diabetes. It was up to me to take control of my health, so I dove into learning everything I could about my illness, and started becoming more actively engaged in the online diabetes community. Keeping the consistent workouts really helped me with my health routine-I felt better and had a lot more energy! After that first half marathon, I caught the runners high! I signed up and completed my first marathon six months later and this summer, I completed my first triathlon! I continue to train and push myself to achieve the impossible. I’ve never allowed my illness define me or hold me back and will continue to live a high powered life! After all, diabetes is a word, not a sentence!

Keywords: [“diabetes”,”health”,”live”]
Source: https://simplyshaye.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/im-a-triathlete-what…

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