Partially inspired by the movie “Tri” (friend Kimberly Skyrme is one of the executive producers), I finally registered for my first triathlon – The Shyann Kindness Project’s 7th Annual “Tri” For Acts of Kindness Sprint Triathlon. The mission of The Shyann Kindness Project is “to serve and put smiles on the faces of underprivileged, at-risk, and medically fragile children by providing fun and needed gifts while promoting and teaching kindness and acceptance of all people.” I particularly like that 100% of the entry fee goes to The Shyann Kindness Project.
This is a Sprint tri: the Swim is only 300 yards (shorter than a standard sprint, which is usually around a half mile swim), the Bike Course is 13.3, and the Run Course is 3.1 miles (5K). It takes place at La Mariposa Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Experienced triathlete friends have encouraged me to relax and enjoy it, and try not to take it too seriously. I’m confident about the swim and bike legs, but I’m not a strong runner, and at this point (6 days from the event) there’s not much more I can do to improve. It looks like a nice event, and a good cause, so I’ll try to take my friends’ advice and start and finish with a smile!