just TRI

just TRI
Oct 08, 2009 by Christina Ahumada

swim, bike, run; and save lives

Less than 1 week until race day on April 25th.

Training through ice, sleet and unseasonably cold temps in Atlanta proved a challenge. It has seemed like a lot of work this season! Then one day after a sleet and windstorm of 20 degrees and a long bike ride, a boy came up to the team and said thank you. The boy was 16, and thanked us because had suffered from leukemia a few years back and is now clear. That day turned into the best training day. No matter how hard we train for the race, it does not match or even compare to what these cancer survivors had to endure. Let's stop cancer; and the time is NOW!

This picture above is myself, and the little girl Fiona who is now in remission from leukemia thanks to the funds raised from Team in Training. She celebrated her 6th birthday with us and cheered for us on raceday.

Take a look at my blog from last season, that illustrates why I do what I do - in particular these two posts that sum up the inspiration. Training Inspired and Inspired Heroes.

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this triathlon event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.


Supporter Comments

    "You go girl!!! I commend your continual efforts and know you will make a terrific mentor for the other TNT members. GO TEAM!"

    Dana Hersh

    Wed Jan 13 12:55:28 EST 2010

    "Good luck, Christina!"

    Matt Kenny

    Fri Jan 15 11:32:03 EST 2010

    "Dear Christina: this is so wondeful what you are doing - my dad recently passed away from leukemia and I donate to this in his memory. thank you for all of your hard work. "

    missy irwin

    Tue Feb 09 08:05:48 EST 2010

    "Good Luck Christina!"

    David Burke

    Mon Mar 15 02:18:16 EDT 2010

    "Excited for the wine tasting event!"

    Michelle Roberts

    Tue Mar 23 03:26:17 EDT 2010

    "You go girl...keep on "tri"-ing. We will find a cure! See you at the wine-tasting."

    Beth Bluestein

    Wed Apr 07 09:54:14 EDT 2010

    "Sorry about how late I have been - Trev here has kept me busy!!! Great job, once again!! Hope you have a great time as well as doing all this good."

    Lisa Shaw

    Fri Apr 09 01:13:30 EDT 2010

    "You'll do really well again Christina. I admire you so much for doing this!"

    Leah Hershberger

    Mon Apr 19 02:03:04 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,180.00 | Goal: $2,170.00
100 %

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My Thanks To

Billy Mitchell $250.00
Smoothie King Franchises,... $250.00
Jamie Lawless $135.00
Albert Nasuti $100.00
Jamie Lawless $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Michael Hersh $100.00
Matt Kenny $100.00
Rob Lyon $70.00
Danielle Wax $50.00
Lisa Shaw $50.00
Debra Loucks $50.00
Beth Bluestein $50.00
James Lawless $50.00
Tommy Laccetti $50.00
Cafe Physique Fitness & N... $50.00
Josefina Knapp $50.00
Vicki Brown-Macomber $40.00
Michelle Quiles $25.00
Rachelle Bergeron $25.00
Thomas Laccetti $25.00
Mike Lenhart $25.00
Laura Squillante $25.00
monisha mills $25.00
Michelle Roberts $25.00
Ann Evangelista $25.00
Nathan Garrett $25.00
Bevan Mitchell $25.00
Christin Ouly $25.00
missy irwin $25.00
Stephanie Loucks $25.00
sally Virgin $25.00
Karla Dempsey $25.00
Dana Hersh $25.00
Andy Piazza $20.00
David Burke $20.00
James Purvis $20.00
Peter Stephens $20.00
mark bradley $20.00
Carol Miller $15.00
Leah Hershberger $15.00
Richard Leveille $10.00
Mandy Hunsicker $10.00
Cliff Grable $10.00
Heather Blair $10.00
James Osterman $10.00
Evan KANGAS $5.00
patricia sanders $5.00