This is a triathlon to raise money for LOVE. I have never competed in a Tri before, but I honestly cannot think of a better reason to 'whip my *ss in shape' than to raise mula for kids that come from difficult homes. My mom is an abuse survivor, and her incredible example of love, grace and generosity has shaped who I am. She changed her stars, you could say, and I want to be a part of supporting an organization that helps kids "break the chain" of violence and retool them for a brighter future. So...thank you for reading. Get involved in a local organization and donate to LOVE!