Well I’m absolutely thrilled. I completed my first triathlon in Kilkenny at the weekend and it was a personal ‘Eureka’. Ok, my transition times were awful, I wasn’t very fast, but I completed the course – and I was suprised at a few of my own times. I learned a lot too, and I discovered I want to do another event like this, so that I can improve.
I wanted to do the ‘Choose to Try’ triathlon, because it was good training for the ‘Tri-Adventure’ I’ll be doing in Uganda for Concern this November. But I also wanted to do it, because the new ‘Choose to Try’ charity that set it up, simply wants us to realise the important role that exercise plays in preventing and fighting cancer. This is fact, this is reality. Exercise can help keep you healthy, and can help save your life. It’s not an option folks, it’s something that we all have to do; and somehow we’ve got to get the message out there to our young people, and all those people that we love and want to live a long and happy life. Exercise is not a choice, it’s a part of what we are and what we need to be.
Here’s the revolution speaking. Exercise isn’t for ‘sporty’ people. It’s for you and me. I was 23 stone and on Saturday I swam and cycled and ran my way around Kilkenny Castle – and I loved it. If I can do that, we all can. x