Why Do You Tri? - Jennifer Schmitt
Why am I going to give it a “tri?”
I have been inspired by our local hometown hero that was taken from us this August while defending our country. I attended church with Jon “JT” Tumilson through our childhood years, his father built my parents house, my husband and I actually started our life together renting his mothers childhood farm from her. Unfortunately, it took losing our hero for me to be inspired to sign up for my first sprint triathlon. Jon was an Ironman and seeing the images of him competing in triathlons pushed me to sign up and work to be the best that I can be. Jon was a Navy Seal, one of the best, and now everyday I am striving to be the best I can be whether it is through my fitness, nutrition, being a mother, wife, daughter, and friend. Check out his story at 3minutesout.org.
– Jennifer Schmitt
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