These animals have lots of love to give and are most in need of adoption! Click on the picture to read more and find out where to go visit them today! Warning, they might steal your heart ;)
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #4
September 11th, 2021
First of all, never forget the first responders that gave everything that day. They didn't hesitate to do their job and put others lives first. They saved so many lives that day and kept returning to save more. Thoughts go out to everyone that lost loved ones that day.
This race was my favorite of all four. I finished first in my age group which I've only done in the sprint distance, never international until today. I also finished second in my age group for the four part series. If you follow my training at all you know my swimming is my weakest discipline. I always start out too fast and then get winded and my asthma kicks in. Today I paced myself. It wasn't my fastest swim, but I never felt overwhelmed with trying to breath and left the water ready to attack the rest of the course. I am so happy with that progress. The swim was a little longer than usual. Bike felt strong, 2nd fastest I rode in the series by a fraction of a second. Run was the fastest of the four.
I am seeing a lot of familiar faces at the race and meeting amazing people who are positive and love to encourage each other to constantly get better. I had an awesome crew with me who cheered me on and took some great videos and photos. Looking forward to the next race, whenever that may be!
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #3
August 14th, 2021
What a fun race! My best friend Josh is now living here and raced his first tri in the Florida heat! He killed it! I raced significantly faster than last time so I'm pretty happy; 2nd place age group finish. We met lots of new dogs! Max the border collie was so well behaved and excited to be there. Lyla was such a sweet rescue dog who was a little skittish but some treats solved that :) The next race you will see one or two more supports of tri2rescue wearing the awesome kit from Epix Gear with the tri2rescue logo on it! If you're interested please contact me and I can help you design and order one. Looking forward to the final race in 4 weeks but also sad this Cool Sommer Mornings series is almost over. I'll be racing more this fall, updates to come on registrations.
Aunt Catfish Triathlon
July 17th, 2021
This was great race. Haven't done a sprint in a while, definitely have to have a different mindset throughout the race. Swim went better than usual, definitely still room for improvement. Finished 3rd in my age group. My friend raced his first triathlon and did amazing! I met some people who found a dog the day before and brought him to the race. He was such a sweetheart. They are looking for the owners but if they can't find them, they might just keep the dog. I love meeting people like this.
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #2
July 10th, 2021
Although I have been swim training, the swim went about the same. I decided to back off the bike a little bit in hopes of not being so sore for the run. Bike went ok, just one minute slower than last race. Run went really well! Felt strong, shaved off over 3 minutes. Overall time was one minute faster. I was hoping for more but I can't complain. Word is spreading about the rescues that need homes. Lots of flyers went out and people seem to be excited about helping out tri2rescue! Overall successful day.
Cool Sommer Mornings Series #1
June 6th, 2021
This race didn't go quite as well as planned, but it was still fun. Quick summary was a slow swim, moderate bike, and tight leg muscles on the run. Changing from all endurance to a weight lifting/endurance workout plan has been a challenge. I have gained some muscle and lost some of my distance ability since the 70.3. I still welcome the challenge of finding a happy medium between the two. Working hard for the next race and hopefully will develop a comfortable weight that I can still race at.
Ironman 70.3 Florida
April 18, 2021
Half Ironman complete! My goal was to finish in under 6 hours, and I finished in 5:58:37, just made it. More importantly, I met a lot of dogs and awesome people who care about them. Tri2rescue was represented well and word got out about the animals in need. Ironman was gracious enough to interview me and take some awesome video of the race. I will update that on my Instagram page as soon as it is available.
Florida Challenge Intimidator
March 13th, 2021
Racing in Clermont is one of my favorite places. Triathlon capital of the country. Lots of hills and a great venue! I finished first in my division and set a swim PR. More importantly, lots of dogs were given attention and the word about tri2rescue was spread so hopefully more animals get adopted as a result!