Race for a greater good

drawing by Kane Lynch (kanelynch.com)

drawing by Kane Lynch (kanelynch.com)

Picking races for next year is always a fun exercise. Trying to figure out what destinations the family would enjoy visiting, what course suits my abilities, where can we get a bit better results than the usual, how much time is ideal between races, etc. is a challenge. It takes us weeks, sometimes months.  

This time around, however, the first race of the season was an easy choice. Pretty quickly we decided to race IM Santa Rosa in May, and try to raise some money in support of those affected by the wildfires. So, I signed up and started my fundraising page under the broader Ironman Foundation umbrella. All donations go to the 2017 North Bay Fire Relief Fund.

Thinking about racing, then this particular race, then what happened to the area, made me realize again how rough life can be, how things can change from one moment to the next, and that nobody is safe. Even people in beautiful California, in its stunning Wine Country, are hurting, to no fault of their own. Nothing should be taken for granted, in racing, in lifeā€¦