Women in Seattle triathlon provide lessons in living fully

Commentary | August 23, 2006 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Most of these women don't have the time to get in shape and train up for the triathlon; they are working, taking care of their kids, volunteering in their PTAs. But they find that time anyway. And they summon their will not just for the big day of the triathlon, but for every training session they go on, whether that's running, bicycling or swimming. It is a living metaphor for lives well lived; instead of waiting for someone or something to do something to you, you decide that you are going to do something for yourself.

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