None. See topic below for the reason!
Why Is This Man Smiling?
Because he just competed in, and finished, the 2004 Desert International Triathlon in La Quinta, CA (south of Palm Springs) this weekend!
Here's a shot of his fellow teammates. Mind you, they're all in their 20s and 30s. They welcomed Tom (51yo) into their group, and helped him train for this event. One of them was even the Brazilian Junior Triathlon Champion in his teens. He was the most supportive and inspirational person to Tom. Overall, a very cool bunch of young people.
Here's Tom rounding the last bouy toward shore in the swim portion. The swim was held in a manmade reservior in La Quinta.
Here's a very happy Tom minutes after crossing the finish line!
I'm so proud of Tom. He's been an inspiration to me from the day we met, and continues to surprise and inspire me to this day.
Happy Monday, everyone.