Well, it’s been quite the hiatus but I am back and ready to train. The wrist is fully healed, my legs are nice and rested, and I am antsy for another go in the Hudson. Consider this my formal promise – in writing, no less – that I will be swimming, biking, and running (crawling?) my way to another New York City Triathlon finish line in July. And you all get first row seats to my training! (Sorry – I’m not sure what contest you lost, but I’ve seen worse consolation prizes 😉 )
This year will be a little different. While Team in Training remains an organization that is very near and dear to me, I will now be fundraising for Farm Sanctuary. As stated on their website: “We rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals who have been saved from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. At our three shelters, rescued residents are given the care and love they need to recover from abuse and neglect. All of the animals enjoy nourishing food, clean barns, and green pastures each and every day.”
I mean, come on! How could you not love this place?? I’ve visited their sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY and fell in love with all the animals – animals who are living the lives they are meant to be living. Check out some of these beauties:
What also makes Team Farm Sanctuary great is that we are a team of vegan athletes – proof that one can be healthy, strong, and competitive without eating meat or using and exploiting animals in the process.
Stay tuned! We’re in for quite the ride together 🙂