I felt very lucky to be honored with the Most Improved Cyclist award at the Stanford Tri Team end-of-year banquet. I have worked really hard this year to improve my triathlon training, especially my cycling, and in the process, I’ve made so many good friends and had so many adventures.
On May 6, I completed my first 100-mile bike ride - the Wine Country Century - to raise awareness for my Light for Limol campaign. During the month of April, I shared videos and stories about life in Limol, where solar powered lanterns and water rollers will make a big difference in the lives of Ende speakers. My goal was to raise $1000 to bring 2 water rollers and 40 solar lanterns - one lantern for every house in Limol. My friends and family went above and beyond to support me and as of May 6, we raised $2025 for Limol! This money will go to 4 water rollers and 80 solar lanterns, which will be shared between the villages of Limol and Malam.
Finished my first half ironman in 7 hours and 10 minutes! Came in two minutes early for the 1.2 mile swim, and three minutes early for the 56 mile bike! Amazingly that included my total wipe out at mile 30 and 30+ minutes in medical care. But I caught back up on the second half of the bike course and pushed through a very hot and hilly half marathon! Ended up with five stitches in my knee, a thumb splint and lots of road rash 😳 So surprised and happy to see my family so many times on the course! Feeling very loved and accomplished.
Kate Lynn Lindsey