Tears from a Stone… Triathlon #08

 

King of Greystones 2016 - The Gavin Glynn Foundation - Pics Alan Rowlette Photography

King of Greystones 2016 – The Gavin Glynn Foundation – Pics Alan Rowlette Photography

Our 8th triathlon brought us to Wicklow for the King of Greystones charity tri for the Gavin Glynn Foundation.

I probably struggled the most on this one. I woke up with a dodgy tummy and can think of half a dozen places I would have preferred to be. But I managed to get to the finish line all the same. Not without an embarrassing amount of whining though.  The stones hurt my feet on the way down the beach to the start of the swim and I actually wanted to cry! If it wasn’t for our team physio Mike Wearing, administering a bit of coaxing and bundles of positivity, I don’t think I would have made it.

I didn’t do a bad swim, didn’t do a bad cycle, but when it came to the 5k run, I was just all shot… and I walked and trotted my way home.  It’s the first time I have actually come last in a race but perhaps that’s good for the soul occasionally.   Determined to work harder for the next one.

In the meantime, don’t forget our charities.  www.idonate.ie/tri10


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