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It is a distinctive high.  To have endured and completed a triathlon is undeniably an achievement to be immensely proud of.  Imagine! Swimming the Mediterranean Sea! Cycling down an F1 circuit! Running until your chest dragged across the ground! Consecutively!

Why?

I asked myself, Why!  Especially during the run, which follows the swimming and cycling, I asked myself Whyyyy am I doing this?  If I was followed by a 15 meter monster, yes, I would understand why.  If I was escaping war, yes, I would understand why.  But, at peace, why would I want to race over 25 kilometers as fast as I can?  I asked myself why frequently during the run.

When I ran across the finish line, my why’s melted and turned into tears that poured down like a waterfall.  I was in utter disbelief over my accomplishment!   Dehydrated, I really thought I was going to die. But as soon as I crossed the finish line, I was at the top of cloud number 1329!  I was on a high unique from any other!

A major contributing factor to reaching this high was all the support that’s been coming my way and raising me higher.  I’ve received multiple motivational emails from friends and teachers I haven’t heard from in years!  I discovered new cousins who started following me on twitter, and met many new people through tumblr as well. My family, friends, and triathlon club members have been extremely supportive since the beginning of my training plan earlier this year.  They were always very patient with me when I flexed my muscles in family gatherings, etc hahaha.  I want to package all my fat lost, wrap it up in a red ribbon and give it to Farah my dietician because without the time we spent working on trimming my weight I don’t think I would have been fit enough to engage in any vigorous exercise, let alone tri!

My warmest gratitude goes out to the coolest company in Kuwait, Kuwait Hotels Company!  I truly have not only the most understanding but also the most supportive group of colleagues backing me up throughout this journey.  I’m grateful for my family of colleagues, and I cannot ask for a better organization to be part of.  If their inspirational messages were not enough, today’s Caesar’s pizza surly Done it! I’m on a dough hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiighhahaha

Note: yes, this is as neat as I can get for work hahaha :D

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9 notes | Posted Sep 18, 11 #kuwait #spain #valencia #triathlon

bike set at the transition area [photo taken earlier today]

bike set at the transition area [photo taken earlier today]

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2 notes | Posted Sep 11, 11 #kuwait #valencia #triathlon

getting some of the gear ready before bedtime. Must rise for a 4:30 breakfast before the big tri!

getting some of the gear ready before bedtime. Must rise for a 4:30 breakfast before the big tri!

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5 notes | Posted Sep 11, 11 #kuwait #spain #valencia #triathlon

Wabby and I at the race briefing!

Wabby and I at the race briefing!

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5 notes | Posted Sep 11, 11 #kuwait #spain #valencia #triathlon

stressed suspense

stressed suspense

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19 notes | Posted Sep 10, 11 #kuwait #spain #triathlon #valencia #trek #cycling

Day One. Minute One. Problem One.

hey, its me.

I landed in Valencia yesterday at around 2pm, and usually, on typical vacations, I would drop my luggage to the hotel then head straight out on a little on-foot discovery trip.  This time, since I’m here to tri, as sooooooon as I got to the hotel room I had to quickly unpack my bike and start assembling it.  I didn’t even wash my face, did not change my clothes, did not even tell my mom that I arrived safely, because after all, if my bike wasn’t Ok, then I surly haven’t arrived safely.  So, I started assembling my bike.  Screwing in the pedals was easy breezy.  Inserting the steering wheel was a walk in a very nice park. The seat.. even though I’m not quite sure of the height of the seat, at least I placed it tightly and comfortable enough for me.  Now, the tires are a different story :(

The front tire skewers are a bit confusing, so I wasn’t sure what to put where.  I grabbed my phone and went back through the history of my photo album trying to find a close-up picture of my tires.  None of the pictures I have of my bike display the right side of my tire skewers. I had to improvise by assembling the tires according to logical reasoning.

Long story short, the tires are completely assembled, however, I cannot use half of my gears! There is definitely something wrong with my back chain and it could one of two things, either that I assembled wrong OR screws shifted while the bike was being transported.

Mucho problema!!

This is my story for now.

My bike is broken, and I need to fix it before my triathlon on Sunday!

Nothing but panic! 

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2 notes | Posted Sep 9, 11 #spain #kuwait #triathlon #valencia #cycling #trek #running #swimming #gears #problems

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5,633 notes | Posted Sep 2, 11 #fitness #metabolism #motivation #wellness #kuwait #spain #valencia #triathlon #training

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1 note | Posted Aug 29, 11 #cycling #triathlon #training #kuwait #spain #valencia

Fresh off the delivery man’s hands! HOT!!

Fresh off the delivery man’s hands! HOT!!

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1 note | Posted Aug 28, 11 #kuwait #valencia #spain #triathlon #run #shoes #saucony #training #happy

hello jersey, I’m your filling!

Three weeks and I will be living my greatest adventure yet!  Three weeks and I will be flying from Kuwait to Spain, to swim, cycle and run! Three weeks and I will be accomplishing what once was “impossible!”

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2 notes | Posted Aug 23, 11 #triathlon #training #valencia #spain #run #cycle #swim #kuwait #kuwait hotels company