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A Tri Sermon

Posted Oct 21 2009 10:08pm
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. Philippians 4:8

Brothers (and sisters): My fellow triathletes of all shapes and sizes, sprint finishers to Ironmen, and those who have the desire but have yet to finish.

Whatever is true: The sport of triathlon is the best sport. A trinity of three equally challenging but very different sports, brought together to form a symbiotic race of endurance, skill and raw guts.

Whatever is noble: The first person who crosses the finish line, the last person who crosses the finish line, and the person who tried but didn't make it.

Whatever is right: Training smart and training well.

Whatever is pure: The feeling of your heart beating in the 10 seconds before the race begins; the pride you feel when you catch a glimpse of the numbers on your arm the day after a race.

Whatever is lovely: A completely empty pool; a beautiful sunrise on a morning ride; the first warm day of the season; the feeling that a run could last forever and that would be okay.

Whatever is admirable: Starting the race, any race, any distance; sacrificing for your training; pushing through the pain to cross the finish line; making the decision to tri.

If anything is excellent and praiseworthy: Please feel free to put your most proud training or racing moment here.

Think on these things.
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