Short Stories

When I Move (Part 1)

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It was a little over a year ago where I challenged myself to learn a new skill every year from now until. Outside of learning to swim in the year 2019 (which you can discover in previous posts around my triathlon journey), I also wanted to learn how to bachata. Bachata: n: a genre of romantic song and dance of the Dominican Republic performed with guitars and percussion Now I… Read More »When I Move (Part 1)

Blurred Lines

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The sun was setting and the meet was nearing an end. High school distance runners took to the track after being called over by the starters. It was the sectional meet as many set their sights on a spot at the state meet. Several athletes had already punched their ticket in their respective events earlier in the day, but there were still a few more slots up in the air.… Read More »Blurred Lines

Try-athlon (Part 4-ever)

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4am. Two different alarms went off at in the airbnb to assure that Patrick and I were alive and well. I barely slept the night before. But, here we were. We got our transition bags prepared, dressed for the colder weather, and ate just enough mini wheats to coat the stomach. The venue was probably the only light source for miles that time of day. We walked in to assure… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 4-ever)

Try-athlon (Part 3)

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The Canadian atmosphere was absolutely electric. 2700 competitors made their way to the start of what would be an all day affair. As the crowd started to slow and pool, I knew I had made it to the right place. Air was filled with high hopes and the urge to do the unthinkable. Whether it was our first time, 4th attempt, or 10th year straight, we all had the same… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 3)

Try-athlon (Part 2)

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It was a beautiful and crisp morning. The air was filled with chatter for the event that was about to commence. After some loose stretches and impromptu pep talks, it was time to see where I was at. I lined up along the shore with my good friend. A formation of planes flew overhead with timing just shy of the ending of the national anthem. As I looked ahead, I… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 2)

Try-athlon (Part 1)

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It was a beautiful and crisp morning. The air was filled with chatter for the event to commence. After some loose stretches and impromptu pep talks, it was time to see where I was at. I lined up along the shore with my good friend. A formation of planes flew overhead with timing just shy of the ending of the national anthem. As the gun went off, the first flights… Read More »Try-athlon (Part 1)

The Get Down

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What does the word mentor mean to you? Cambridge English Dictionary defines a mentor as an experienced and trusted person who gives another person advice and help over a period of time. Life can be complex, so I just so happen to have a few. This post will highlight how I obtained one. It was a lovely evening in the Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, Florida.  Georgia-Pacific was hosting their… Read More »The Get Down