5 Life Lessons Learned from a Triathlon

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  1. I have to say, that you not only make me laugh, but you inspire me as a man after God’s heart. I too am also aging and as a former athlete, I can relate to the challenges that come when your mind says go and your body says no. I still workout, but these days I am more committed to being a musician, ministry director and deacon for God’s Church. Praise Jesus! God bless you as you continue to be that inspiration to me and countless others!

  2. Congratulations!! Great Job!!

    ok…so let’s just say for my 40th Birthday in April of 2015 I wanted to do my first triathlon, but I am 60 pounds overweight. Where would I start?

  3. That’s awesome, Ken! Congratulations! On the subject of spandex… 🙂 our son just got a great job as an engineer in the premier spandex producing plant in the nation (in Virginia) and his boss is wonderful. That’s the value I find in spandex! (Plus it’s super comfy.) Haha! Might not be what you were looking for but there you have it!

  4. Ken, I know about about the Finish and not the winning! as you may remember, when we met I was around 300 lbs. 3 years ago Laureen was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had 33 radiation treatments, well as you would expect it was life changing, in many ways, we started eating the right foods and exercising 3 times a week and included walking. in the last 2 years I have lost 90 lbs. (my friends pass me on the street don’t say hello,They don’t recognize me!) Laureen has lost close to that and we are still dieting and exercising, She has a clean bill of health and has been blessed for the last 3 years.Not only did my shy wonderful soul mate of 48 years beat the cancer but she has been my co-host for our Living With Victory Christian Talk Show, (all about how to get through the storms in life) and she was asked to help to encourage the women at the cancer center. we did a program on how her faith in Christ brought her through this storm. the doctor allowed her to put the CDs in the waiting room for any of the patients free of charge, We have given out over 1,000 free CDs to this date. The radio program is thanks to attending the Dynamic Communications Workshop and the Professional Communicators Summit. At 72 I am looking to start Public Speaking again and have been asked to expand our broadcast,,Yes, You are so right it is not about the winning but how you finish! You Talk at Gatlinburg Gaither Fest really put a fire under this old puppy! We are now looking to expand our Social Media. (I know how to spell it,but that is where my expertise ends we are a Mom and Pop Ministry but the floor is shaking under our feet, I am so blessed to have caught up with you again Thanks.

  5. Hi Ken.

    Yes, finishing is everything. At times, it may be the only thing.

    Because of your inspiration and encouragement participating in and finishing the Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon ended up on my list of goals for 2015. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it may end up being my major stretch goal for the year.

    As I have reflected on what it means to me to have finished this race, I keep coming back to the thought that many things in life are easier when you have a friend.

    You said it well, “swimming is not an exercise, it is a way to keep from drowning.” I couldn’t agree with you more! The 10-mile bike ride really wasn’t that bad. While I didn’t set any speed records that was the easiest section for me to complete.

    But that 2 mile run…

    After the 1st mile, I didn’t think I’d be able to finish. I stopped to take short breaks. I slowed my pace down. I just kept thinking about putting one foot in front of the other. I wondered why in the world I was doing this.

    And, I knew you’d be waiting to cheer me across the finish line. That helped me to keep going.

    But you even did better than that. When I didn’t know how I was going to take another step — there you were, with your phone up, taking a video as I was rounding the last corner – for the last quarter-mile – up that huge hill – to the finish line.

    You came down to walk with me. You told me I could do this. And that made all the difference in the

    My lesson? It’s so much easier (and better) to live Fully Alive when you have a friend alongside you.

    Now if you could just learn how to take videos with your phone, I could prove I actually crossed the finish line.

    Thank you, Ken.

  6. Sometimes don’t fight it, God always has a plan for you. Challenge of my daughter renting a very small house and always worried what happens if they don’t always have the rent. God has allowed me to purchase a house the can rent from me. God doesn’t want me to retire yet. Thanks to you for showing me how to Live Fully Alive.

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