Three Brave Souls. It was still officially spring time and #Trihuracan arrived at #LakePlacid to recon and train on the #ironman race course. After getting a taste of the water conditions (low 50's), I couldn't wrap my head around going back the next day. I even threw a toned-down tantrum but Coach didn't fall for it. Things took a turn when I got started... there was no stopping the #HoneyBadger from getting in a full loop of the lake, frozen feet and all. No question that this made me mentally stronger and it raised my threshold of "discomfort" that much higher to prepare for what was lying ahead. And a Super Hero pose and story was our reward. I must say that this sport will test you and build you....every lake swim after that was a breeze, thanks Coach! #Imlp2017#honeybadgertejada#honeybadgerdontcare
What an amazing day!!! Started the day finding out Hector Collado’s @irontruckerhector athlete was a no show, and I asked him to join Juan and his guide Miguel because why not? He did...but after a flat tire & over coming fears, Juan took off. He became the FLASH!!! And left me, Miguel and Hector in the dust!!! So I found another two athletes to help....I saw a duo from New Zealand on a handcycle who didn’t have a guide and joined in to help them, especially to clear their path. The NYC course can be ruthless between spectators who don’t back away to runners in the zone. I stayed with them till the end and loved every moment!!! Thier wife/mom joined us & recorded the journey at the hardest points in the race. Such an amazing, beautiful family!!! Today I learned so much. I learned that people don’t see wheelchairs or handcycles; its almost as if they are invisible. I noticed they didn’t want to move, but I made them & when they realized-they felt something...Hmmm...Running a marathon is hard enough, running it pushing a wheel chair and for the first time is exhausting-it takes a different kinda person to do this.
I also ran into my beautiful running friends along the way...And to my beautiful suprise, when I finished with my athlete- Juan, Miguel @achillesinternationalperu & Hector were waiting for me! So beautiful! Gracias!!!! If you’ve already run a marathon, run the next one as an Achilles Guide! It will change you! Can’t wait to do this again next year!!!! Thank you Achilles for the opportunity!!! #nyc#medal#medalmonday#nycmarathon4#tcsnewyorkcitymarathon2017#nycmarathon#nycmarathon2017#nyrr#achilles#achillesperu#achillesnyc#achillesnewzealand#ironman#runner#marathoner#marathon#26point2#TCSNYCMarathon#marathon10#achillesguide#trihuracan#teammates#friendships#running#hope#handcycle#wheelchair
Happy birthday to me 🎂. Had an ok race no PR today over heated on the run and ended up in medical at the finish line ☹. I want thank me teammates Angel and Soti for making the trip to Augusta with me you guys are the best. I couldn't do this with out you. Now I'm going to celebrate my birthday wepa. 🍑🇩🇴🕺🎂🍻. #IMAugusta#Birthday#trihuracan#Birthday#Myfriendsarebetterthenyours