No more dodg­ing

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I am to­tally in awe and in­spired by the peo­ple and the ar­ti­cles con­tained within your pages. I have been con­tem­plat­ing a re­turn to the sport for a while and was truly mo­ti­vated after read­ing about a friend from the past who is cur­rently com­plet­ing Iron­man dis­tance events while train­ing in harsh en­vi­ron­ments. Fol­low­ing a parachut­ing ac­ci­dent and knee surgery, I be­came a couch potato al­ways us­ing the ex­cuses, “I will start to­mor­row!” “Oh, my knee hurts!” I used to live off my past say­ing, “I used to be a triath­lete back in ’92/’93.”

I fi­nally de­cided to get off my butt and do some­thing about it. I lost a lot of weight and bought a bike – I am now in train­ing for a 70.3 in 2015 and then to com­plete the big one, a full Iron­man in 2016. All the peo­ple con­tained within your pages are an in­spi­ra­tion, but the ar­ti­cle that touched me and my main mo­ti­va­tor to re­turn to triathlon

James M. Hen­der­son Good to hear you’ve been in­spired, James! We must ad­mit that after read­ing Steve’s story, the old ‘I for­got my swimming kit’ ex­cuse did feel a bit lame... Good luck with your rac­ing!

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