The Welland Review (Prologue)

Posted: June 26, 2011 in Motivation, Races
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What an incredible day!  Today was the official kick-start of the big Welland Triathlon weekend with all the Duathlon, Sprint Triathlon and Try-a-Tri-ers all taking to the water…or bikes…or running…well, you get the idea.  As usual, our TryForce club was represented well; both as participants and as spectators.

It has been a privilege to train and know these people over the past months and years and they never fail to fill with an utter sense of awe over what they (we) can accomplish.  I could tell you some of their stories, of course, but I wouldn’t be doing them justice.

I genuinely get really motivated while watching new athletes – and that’s exactly what they are – to the sport and I vividly recall that feeling before my own first event; a heady mixture of adrenaline, excitement and fear…lots and lots of fear.  The good kind though.

So while I prepare myself for tomorrow’s first Half Iron test of the season, I’m going to step aside in this post and simply let these photos from today’s events tell their own beautiful story.  They really are all the inspiration I’m going to need this go around.

True commitment begins when we reach the point of not knowing how we can possibly go on and decide to do it anyway.

Tomorrow’s pre-race warm-up soundtrack:

  1. Feel So Sad  by Spiritualized
  2. Stranglehold  by The Nug
  3. 25 Miles  by Edwin Starr
  4. Just Got Paid‘  by ZZ Top
  5. Backwards Down the Number Line  by Phish
  1. Aquaman says:

    Great race, great day, great club. Sans wetsuit 🙂 Thanks for the pictures, they’re a great way to capture and remember the day!

  2. mom says:

    Go Terrence Go!!!!!!!

  3. Jan says:

    Half Ironman tomorrow! It’s HERE!
    And you are more than READY!! You proved that recently. Go with confidence and be proud of all your hard work Terry. Lyndsey is very ill in the 5th hospital (The Hamiton General) since it started so I must be with her. But my HEART will be with you tomorrow. GO Terry! I know you’ll give it everything you can. Sincerely, Jan, Jodi, Chris, Lyndsey and Annika.

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