This group of people that I would swim, bike and run with became my “Tri-Friends”. We would set up times where we would meet up and incorporate brick training into our work outs. (Bike + Run = Your legs feel like Bricks! Oh Yeh!)
During our runs we would talk about our families or just share silly stories.
Then, somewhere in time, these people became my “Tri-Family”! Either it be their words of wisdom, sharing their personal experience to give me some confidence or just giving me a hug and a smile! The people that are part of the Westerly/Mystic Tri Group are always supporting each other.
For example, sometimes during my dreaded swim sessions at Mystic Beach, I would hear someone scream, “You can do it Milly!” in her British accent. It still amazes me how she could swim so well, find the time to encourage me and not swallow any water. I could barely breathe, stroke, and kick without swallowing water. I’m usually gasping for air. (How we miss you Becky!)
Some people in our group have moved away. Others have lost loved ones and we were there for them. This 2015 Tri Season is dedicated to a very special young lady who is fighting cancer & will be back racing before you know it. Aimee is fighting and so are we! At the Mystic YMCA 2015 Sprint Triathlon on June 14th, we all wore T-shirts that said:
We TRI for Aimee
This Tri-Family loves to train hard and compete.
Supporting each other is making us unique and unstoppable.
I feel so lucky to be part of the Westerly/Mystic Tri Group.
If you want to join us either swimming, biking or running, send me a message.