Thursday, June 12, 2008

Inspirational Women

This past weekend, two brave TriGirls finished the Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim. My dear friend Heidi had finished the 4.4 mile swim a few years ago, and I remember from her experience that it was a very difficult, lonely, and potentially dangerous undertaking.

  • Deanna was one of the 9 girls that had finished IMFL just last November, and I watched her all last year work diligently on her training. She worked especially hard on her swimming, which I think she felt was her weakest discipline, and that work continued this year to great success.
  • Jonah has in my opinion always been a strong swimmer, but with two young children at home dedicating the time to this type of training is a big sacrifice. She was always there both for master's practices and TriGirl swims, plugging away in the "grind it out" lane.

I am honored to train and race with these women--who tackle such tough races with incredible grace and courage. Congratulations!

5 comments:

Mel said...

Yeah Ladies :) 4.4mile swim..crazy!!! Great job!!! You would NEVER see me signing up for that swim :)

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

Thanks so much for the sweet words! It has been great training with you and look forward to sharing many races - and post race celebrations in the future.

Now if I can survive next week's BR ride...

Jennifer Cunnane said...

These girls are amazing. How on earth do you swim that far without drowning! Hope training is going well!

Anonymous said...

Way to go girls! 4.4 would kill me I think. 3.5 is as far as I've done in open water and I might NEVER swim that far again!

Triathlonmom said...

Kate,
I've been so busy that I'm only now reading this. Thanks for the shout out! You're quite an inspiration yourself!