On Saturday 3rd February 2018 I'll be taking part in my first triathlon!
I'd like to raise money for St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney's Heart Lung Transplant Unit. This is close to my heart as my Dad received a lung transplant in June 2017 and the care given by St. Vincent's has been fantastic.
If you told me six months ago that I'd be doing a triathlon, I'd have told you that you're crazy. Before my Dad got sick, I was a smoker and social drinker and HATED exercise, but when Dad got his new lungs, I was motivated to quit smoking and spend less time in the pub! I started running in early August and have picked up cycling and swimming as well so that I can work towards my first triathlon.
To go from zero fitness to a triathlon in less than a year is a massive challenge and I've chosen a triathlon length that is well suited to beginners.
It is a Super Sprint (Enticer) length triathlon that's part of the Canberra Triathlon Festival - 200m swim, 10km cycle and 2km run.
After some encouragement (persuasion?) from friends, I’ve decided to up the ante.
Instead of the Super Sprint (200/10/2), I’m going to do the Sprint length triathlon (750/20/5).
So excited to take the bigger challenge and I hope you’ll support me.
Starting on 13th November I'll start a 12 week training program to get me ready to complete this challenge and you can follow all my training here!
I really hope you'll sponsor me on my way to my first triathlon and please consider registering to become an organ donor. If it wasn't for an amazing generous donor and their loved ones, my family and I might not have my amazing Dad!