|Organ Donor 4 Life Kick Off – Pine Bush Triathlon
On Sunday, July 10, 2011, we officially kicked off the Organ Donor 4 Life campaign at the Pine Bush Triathlon in Albany, NY. My dad and I participated in the race as a relay team. I swam, dad cycled and we did the run together. It was a perfect warm sunny day and we were lucky to have a great cheering squad.
The swim and bike ride went by quickly for each of us. We tackled the run together, with a good mix of walking and jogging. Each time my dad set a target for how far he would run, he ran a little further. With that mindset and willingness to push himself, I can definitely see my dad conquering a long distance bike ride in the future. In fact, a celebration ride from Albany to Boston may just be one of the next activities for the campaign. Quite a difference to be able to even consider cycling 170+ miles when 15 years ago that trip must have seemed like the longest ambulance ride ever.