Triathlon Angels or NINJAs

By the time you read this post I will be on the course of 70.3 California.  I am not sure where I will be but I do know that I will have a host of Angels and Ninjas with me all along the way.  What am I talking about you just asked yourself and I am going to explain this to you. While triathlon is an individual sport I did not get to race day on my own.  I have surrounded myself with a team.  A team of like minded individuals who are competitive but willing to lend you a hand, a shoulder or an ear so that you can get better (I only hope I have reciprocated.) This team has been 'assembled' over the course of this past year.  It was back on May 10, 2010 that I registered for this race and at that time my only teammate was my wife.  She supported my decision to enter this race, and knew that it was going to be a year of training.  From there the team started to take shape and one by one they have all been instrumental in getting me through my training and will be on my shoulders during the race and for that I thank them. Because I believe that you give credit where credit is due I am going to showcase my team to you and while I know there are so many more that have inspired, motivated, believed and encouraged along the way I apologize for leaving you out.   Team Captain - Karen:  My wife.  My soulmate.  My Daily Inspiration to be better on a daily basis. Team Coach - Coach C:  The sessions that you created and laid out on a daily and weekly basis are invaluable.  The text message exchanges while on the trainer will always be remembered.  The moments we were able to spend together were tremendous learning experiences.  Thank You. Swim Team - Jon - SwimCycloRun; Jeff - Dangle The Carrot; Greg Larsen Bike Team - KC - 140point6miles....of awesome!; Big Daddy Diesel; Patrick - The Road; Craig - Let's Do This Again Run Team - Beth - SUAR; Emily - EMZ; Jen - From Fat to Finish; Amanda - MissZippy Inspiration and Motivation Team - Jen - Miles, Muscles, and Mommyhood; Matt Beal; Allison - Just Tri and Finish; Shannon - IronTexasMommy Humor and Laughter Team - Adena - Need A Goal; Mandy - Caratunk Girl   This is truly a great team that has been assembled and will be with me each stroke, pedal and step along the way. And I have gotten a lot of questions about my goal time.  So I am finally letting the cat out of the bag and it plays right to my bib #. My bib # is 2476.  If you take these numbers and do some math you will come up with my goal time in minutes. 2 x4 =8 x7 = 56 x 6 = 336 / 60 = 5:36 minutes.  That is my goal time and I am going to use all of you to get there.
Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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