I am doing my first Triathlon (Dublin City Triathlon - http://www.dublincitytriathlon.com/) on August 28th as a tribute to my late mother and to raise money and awareness for the Irish Sarcoidosis Support Network. Sarcoidosis is a disease which my mother battled for over 30 years (half her life) before she died in January of this year. This is a disease which most commonly affects the lungs (in her case), eyes, lymph nodes and skin. This disease has been an ever present in myself and my siblings lives as we have seen my mother struggle with and manage the condition over the years. So I decided to sign up for the Dublin City Triathlon in Pheonix Park and have been training in earnest over the last couple of months.