Welcome to my Team in Training Fun Pics Page!!
Well, it's all over except the bragging! Carol and I
did well the whole day, and what a fabulous day it was. I'll be posting pictures on my jannaclark.net website in the
next couple of days. (also, even though it took nearly a week for them to post
my official time -- snafu w/the timing chip I guess -- I am proud to say that I
shaved 10+ minutes off my time of 2 years ago...)
THANK YOU to everyone for your support and donations!
You ALL ROCK!!
In love and hope,
The whole reason I'm doing
this triathlon is because 10 years ago September 9th, Carol was told
that she has cancer. It was horrible. We were devastated. We
didn't know how we could help until we found Team in Training. Here we
are, still training and asking our friends to donate year after year. We
figure that you would want to help, and we are here to show you how.
BTW, Carol's doing very
well (and in fact is in many of the photos I'll post here), but the fact
remains that she has leukemia and we need funds for research.
Hope you enjoy my photos,
and keep coming back for more!!
Hugs and love,
Sept 7, 2008: One More
Well, we've spent the past two Saturdays swimming in the kelp at Pacific Grove, getting
ready for the big day... Race Day next Sunday!! We've had support out in
the water from friends and family in kayaks to give us targets to swim for
while we're out in the water, as well as to give us confidence to swim in the
ocean and not feel alone. Thank
You to Carol, Vicki, John and Karen!!! You all ROCK!!
Here are a few photos of the fun we've had the past two weekends. And I
can guarantee we'll have more photos of event day after next weekend!
Wish us good luck!!
Hugs to everyone!
You have to be careful to get the arm in the arm and the leg in the leg when
donning a wetsuit!! (right Michelle?? (-:)
Here we are, suited up and ready to go down to the beach!
And down at the beach.
How to give a wedgie... WooHoo!!
And our FABULOUS kayak volunteers! Vicki & John (my sister &
brother-in-law), and Karen (good friend AND Honoree).
Horsing around after the swim... Josh and Beth are voted Kelp King and
ransitioning to the run, and then a group photo.
and Kathy was our poster child for first aid!
A fun day! Oh, and a beautiful sunset -->
August 19, 2008 -->
Special Letter from Cancer Patient
I was sent this very poignant letter from
a cancer survivor today... Thought you might like to read it since YOU
are a part of the difference that has been made in his life!! I send you MY
thanks along with his.
Many hugs and much love,
Roman Seguerre is a blood
cancer patient who became part of the LLS family when he was diagnosed with
chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). He is now one of our Team In Training®
(TNT) participants. Here's his note:
LLS Friends and Family,
I'm so grateful to be celebrating 5 YEARS of remission from CML. LLS has been
with me from the beginning, from providing desperately needed information
during the frantic days of my initial diagnosis, to funding the medicine that
keeps me alive, to the ongoing support and camaraderie of TNT.
I want to extend my heartfelt THANKS for your involvement with LLS and TNT, be
it donor, participant, staff, coach, volunteer or honoree. You're a part of
extending the life of a grateful cancer patient, who is not only surviving, but
also thriving. As some of you know, in a few weeks I'll be racing in my first
triathlon, an Ironman.
As momentous as my race will be, I'm equally thankful for the day-to-day
moments. I've seen my daughter grow from an energetic 2-year old, to a now
7-year old enjoying her hectic summer vacation before entering second grade.
I've experienced her unbridled joy of riding without training wheels for the
first time, and now she's preparing for her first triathlon, one week after
mine. I think I'm more nervous for her race!
Those moments, and countless others, were never guaranteed five years ago. I'm
hopeful to experience many more in years to come.
What you do makes a difference in my life. Words can't fully express my thanks,
but I thought I'd give it a shot.
Stay well and all the best,
August 9, 2008 --> We had a
"Practice Triathlon" at Half
The morning was
cold, misty, and foggy as all get-out. We were bundled up, and not quite
so eager to jump into this practice tri. I brought a temperature gauge,
but we weren't able to get it to work until AFTER the swim portion.
That's a good thing, because it was a COLD 53.7 degrees, and I'm not too sure I
would have gone in if I had known!!!!
We started the
morning by getting what I am calling our "Tri Tats"... each
person gets their id number written on their hand, both arms and both calves
with sharpie marker.
Then, we all put on
our wetsuits and marched off to the sea...!! (makes me think of
penguins or lemmings!)
(BTW, getting into those wetsuits is the FOURTH sport in a triathlon!!
I guess we'll follow our Coach anywhere! Even into 53.7 degree
(you've gotta see this picture! Lots of Lemmings!!)
Coach Tom w/some of the team, getting used to the water. (well... kind
You can read my mind... "This may not be such a great idea..."
Don't we look eager? (All huddled together for warmth...) Where's
Here we GO! Carol is wearing a tie-dye cap, and mine is
white with black zebra-ish stripes.
Look for the tie-dye cap! Carol is making waves!!!
Finished w/swim with a Thumbs Up!
(I was sooooo fast, they couldn't catch me on film...
Seriously, guess I was elusive, cuz, there are none of
me in the water after the start.)
Then it's off to
change out of our wetsuits and onto the bike. Janna leaving transition
area to do bike portion.
Carol is right
behind her... for a little ways (then she took a wrong turn.
After biking, it is
off to our favorite part: The Walk!!! We KNOW how to do this, and smile
at the same time!!
congrats hug from Honoree MaryAnne!
Please, donate to help me find the cure for these cancers,
and to specifically find better treatments for when
Carol will need it.
We're counting on YOU!
Janna & Carol