She’s a BRICK houuuussseeee

First bike/run brick of the inaugural RGV Team in Training Triathlon team is in the books!!! I was super surprised with the gang today. Coach W was out at the Jalapeno Century ride today so Luis took the advanced group, I got the intermediates and Cat took the beginners. But before we knew it… we all joined in as one group!!!

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Many of the team had already taken the initiative to join up with the 5am Wake up Rides on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some had done a couple of rides last weekend so it didn’t take much time for everyone to get familiar with group ride rules. I feel sooooo super stoked about this team! What a way to start this new era off!!!

We didn’t go too far but it was enough to get us to feel the effects of transition legs. Two loops around the NABA Butterfly Park and two miles immediately afterwards. Not bad… not bad at all.

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I was reminded again of the importance and significance of what we do. It’s not just about crossing the finish line, losing weight, staying fit or challenging ourselves.. there’s a whole other component to this team. This note sent to me last night was read again this morning to the team as we reflected over our practice today:

“I have a cousin who just passed away an hour ago from Acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She was diagnosed this summer and underwent intense chemo. She was told in the beginning of Dec that she was in remission. Then, 1 week ago, she was told that the cancer was back, and it was bad. She was told she had a month to live. That month turned out to be 1 week. Thank you for all that you do to try to beat this terrible disease.”

And that’s why we do what we do.

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