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  Lorraine Basurto

I am a 42 year old mother of 2 teen age children, Michelle 19, Eric 16. I have always tried to keep in relatively good shape through some form of exercise, running, roller blading, gym machines, and personal weight training. I have tried to instill into my children the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

I first heard of Team In Training through a co-worker of mine who was training for a triathlon. Her enthusiasm about the training and the event sparked my interest. I began touring the TNT web site and finally decided - "I want to do this!" The evening I sent in my registration money I couldn't sleep - I was not sure if it was excitement or fear.

My first cycle ride with the team, I started out on a 28-year old 12 speed HUFFY bike and tennis shoes. I decided after the first ride that if I was going to be serious about this mission, I needed the right equipment. I enlisted the aid of my local bike shop and purchased a bike, shoes, and clipless pedals/cleats (what an experience this is gonna be). I was SO excited about my new bike and shoes! The next ride, I was 3/4 of the way to the meeting destination when I realized I had left my bike shoes at home. OH NO - NOW WHAT? My coach was WONDERFUL. She asked - HOW are you going to ride clipless pedals with tennis shoes? I said - if it can be done, I can do it !!! - she just smiled... AND I DID ! If I can do it - YOU CAN DO IT !

Lorraine Basurto

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