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‘Gotta Tri’ – Triathlon in The Villages, Florida

by Terry VanderWert
‘Gotta Tri’ – Triathlon in The Villages, Florida
The Villages Triathlon Club logo

The Villages, Florida (https://www.thevillages.com/), located about one hour’s drive northwest of Orlando International Airport on the Florida Turnpike, is a retirement community that promotes, almost demands, activity for every age and ability.  Triathlon is one of the activities growing in The Villages thanks to the triathlon club.

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My First Triathlon – Is This How George Plimpton Felt?

My First Triathlon – Is This How George Plimpton Felt?
My daughter, friend and his son and me before the start of the 2011 Buffalo Triathlon

The initial motivation for what has become a significant life adventure for both my wife and me was created in April 2010 at my annual physical exam at age 57.  During the physical, my doctor informed me that the trends of my blood sugar and cholesterol were not good. But, he also told me that “this is nothing that losing 20 pounds won’t fix”.

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