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Thanks everyone for visiting my site, I hope you enjoy keeping up to date with my training, and my fundraising.

I plan on updating my training here every chance I get, so be sure to come back.

I will also have some fun facts, and stories to share.

Why I TRI

SeeJohnTRIby SeeJohnTRIJan 15th 2010
First off a little bit about me. I am a former US Marine. When I was a Marine I was in great physical shape. That is until I received a spinal injury on July 4, 2006. I spent a few years getting "back on my feet". As of 1 month ago, I decided to give a triathlon a try. I have been able to move a lot better as of late, and figured why not?

I was cruising in the car one day and heard about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. My brother-in-law was suffering from leukemia at the time, and I told myself I would join their cause when I had the time to commit to training.

With that being said, the same day I decided I wanted to do a triathlon (4 years after I heard about the program and almost 3 1/2 years after my injury) I happened to hear a TNT commercial while driving in the car. I thought, eureka! So I got in contact with the folks over at TNT and joined the team. I started 5 weeks after everyone on the team had already begun their training. Not only am I training with a spinal injury, but I am training at the same level as the team, being five weeks behind! I'm impressed with myself on that note.

Anyway, my brother-in-law, now 18, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 13. He fought his disease for three long and hard years, battling it into remission. He now lives a normal healthy life like every 18 year old kid should. Seeing his strength and courage through all of his hardships made me realize that I can do anything as well. It reminded me of the spirit I had as a young Marine before my injury. So now I am training for the Lavaman Triathlon in Kona, HI on March 28th.

Well that's my story. So you know I am having a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my brother-in-law and could use all the help I can get! I obligated myself to raising $5200 for the society, and as of current, I am only at $415. Feel free to donate to my cause, it's tax deductible for you US citizens out there (I'm not sure how it works in other countries, sorry!). My link is below, feel free to send it out to any and everyone you know. Thanks in advance for your support, and thanks for checking out my blog!

http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/lavatri10/jyendrick
 
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