Hopefully, I will have some time tomorrow to put together an actual race report - but in summary....
|Great friends, race, food and beer - what more can a girl want!|
Most of you know, I will be doing Mooseman 70.3 on June 3rd. There is a reason for why I am doing it...
My father-in-law, dad #2, Carle LaCouture was diagnosed with ALS in the fall of 2010.
I have watched him over the past year battle the disease with strength and tenacity and little to no complaint, taking every day one day at a time. It made me reflect on why I do these various races like a HIM in the first place. Instead of choosing a race this year based on a vacation location or whether the course is somewhat flat, I decided to do one based on Carle. I settled on Mooseman 70.3 New Hampshire for two reasons:
- 1. New Hampshire is where Carle grew up.
- This one was one of the more challenging race course (and beautiful). With the significant amount of climbing on the bike and run portion after starting out with a chilly swim, I figured this would be the most demanding and mean the most to complete something like this. Because Carle encounters much more difficult challenges battling this disease. So there is no reason, why me, who is healthy, can't undertake something like this.
I am hoping that this race, as small as it may be in the big scheme of things, helps in the awareness and funds to find a cure and treatment for ALS.
If you wish to donate to something near and dear to our family's heart please click the link below.
Tri-ing to fight ALS at Mooseman
As of next Friday I will be packing up my stuff, my husband, Carle and Nancy, my sister, Theresa and my parents, Betty and Tony and driving 6ish hours to the state of New Hampshire. Hopefully I won't bore them to tears while they wait another 7 hours for me to finish...(budgeting hills)
I am so thankful every day for being healthy and to be able to do these events!