Kim Youmans Why I TRI Story

kimyoumans2013“Having done my first Sprint Triathlon in June, I wanted another to keep the momentum going. I really enjoyed the training and especially the event and proved to myself that turning 40, on July 28, is not all bad. In my search for another Georgia Tri, I found this one.

It was perfect. My mother, 64 years young, is fighting recurrent endometrial cancer right now. As I type this, I am in her ICU room in the hospital praying for a miracle. I wanted to participate and donate to honor my mother and those who have to go through this ordeal with their loved ones.

It’s a lot to face emotionally and I wanted to give money and bring awareness to help those who have the additional burden of finances. I don’t know what God has in store for my mom over the next few months. I honestly don’t know if I will be participating “in honor of” or “in memory of.” All I know is that I will train hard and be strong for her, the way she has taught me to be.” Kim Youmans