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A dedication and a celebration

silneldor
Half-elven


Sep 10 2012, 12:35am


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Today i was fortunate enough due to good enough health, to be able participate in yet another triathlon. I realize as the time and the years pass by, this is what i have chosen to do in my personal quest to celebrate life in its fullness. In different words it is my chosen way to feel totally alive.

And i realize that we all need this quest, each in our ways to find: 'Our Bliss'

Today i wanted to dedicate my race to one of us who i feel does this. She is a beautiful spirit that we have all came to know. It is one that i call 'HappyHob', in short. Here is a vibrant and happy soul that can achieve, her bliss, not only over coming physical limitations but also over coming a great fear, water, and has found her way to replace it with joy and self-confidence. I also know that she would if she could, do a triathlon, so i in her stead did one in her honor *bows to our HappyHob*.

It turned out to be a delightful morning, this morning, after the passing deluge of yesterday. Greenwood Lake was all a sparkle and a few puffy clouds adorned the sky to high-light the vibrant blue of the sky.

Mrs. sil, young sil and i watched the sun peep up there at 6:30 AM during sign-in and body marking and transition set-up.

It was a big clockwise triangle half mile swim (actually i think they goofed for the swim distance for the times were about 4minutes too long, quessing it was about .68 instead), 17.9mile bike (all the way around the lake), and a 4mile run (up and back on part of one side of the lake). It was quite hilly and swoopy to make it all interesting.

I have four pictures i choose to show you HH and all:

This is just before the swim start at the pre-race meeting beach side going over the course and rules. I am #586 there.

Here is the transition area swim to bike exit. . All helmets must be on and locked right off.

Once all 3 phases are done we get to cross the finish line, as fast as 'what's-left' will take us TongueLaugh.

And if, after much training and luck there is the award ceremony, where one can place in their age group. This day i was lucky to win in mine, 60-64. Thank you mrs. sil and young sil* for their picture getting efforts.

Thank you for looking in, and the last thing i'd like to request, is to give a [[[[[[group HUG]]]]]]] to our own HappyHobbitess Smile hoping she will one day prove me wrong:).

* Young sil wanted to paricipate (wishful look) knowing about how he would have placed, but his cross country team comes first having another tough meet tuesday.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien

May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo

"The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't" - Richard Bach













(This post was edited by dernwyn on Sep 10 2012, 2:12am)

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A dedication and a celebration silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 10 2012, 12:35am
    Looking good Sil SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 10 2012, 1:03am
        Wanna have a kayak race in yon river Den? silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 12:14am
            Actually getting better at it SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 11 2012, 1:42am
    Quest accomplished! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 10 2012, 2:20am
        Yes, you got to love her d:) silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 12:22am
    I see you're in pink again! Alassa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassa Eruvande Sep 10 2012, 3:07am
        Family competitive camaraderie silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 12:32am
    Congrats, sil! Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Sep 10 2012, 3:19am
        Hi FF! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 12:34am
    Yay, good for you! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 10 2012, 7:10am
        An age group win in the 66-70! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 12:53am
    Congratulations :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 10 2012, 7:29am
        Thank you DanielLB silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 1:09am
            I have orthopaedic insoles DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 11 2012, 7:49am
    Inspiration Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Sep 10 2012, 12:35pm
        I understand about that age group. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 1:18am
            That'd be something. Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Sep 11 2012, 10:46am
    Fantastic - way to go, sil! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Sep 10 2012, 12:46pm
        Thanks Notta! I really appreciate it:)\\ silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 1:20am
    Wonderful! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Sep 10 2012, 2:12pm
        Thanks Lily. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 1:24am
    Hey, you look good with that medal! weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 11 2012, 1:33am
        Hey weav! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 11 2012, 2:28am
            well, I would trust you to fly me through the asteroids any day...! weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 11 2012, 2:43am
    Woo-Hoo! First place!!! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Sep 14 2012, 3:39pm
    OMG!!! Sil!!! HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess Sep 14 2012, 6:54pm

 
 
 

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