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Timex Watch

By Karla Greene Timex watch, that’s what a friend calls me. “You take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.” I was born with the genetic disease Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). For many years I had no problems with my kidneys ...

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In Order to Win, You Have to Show Up and Start

Over the weekend, I had a chance to meet some young athletes who visited my wellness spa – A to Zen Massage – in Greensboro. They were in town for the New Balance Track Championships competing in the Relay Medley Event. In ...

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“You can do it, Mom!”

“The encouragement and inspiration that you feel from other women is motivating and empowering. It is awesome to experience the challenge and feeling of success when you finish.” Stephanie wanted to improve her health and habits during her senior year ...

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“My most memorable moment actually wasn’t even about me.”

My most memorable moment actually wasn’t even about me. I volunteered at the Ramblin’ Rose in Rock Hill prior to competing in the race in Huntersville (Charlotte). I wanted to get a feel for the entire triathlon experience and learn ...

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“I think I might want to maybe do a triathlon . . .”

By Alyse Kelly-Jones Just saying the word triathlon out loud has power, a lot of power. Once you’ve said the word out loud, it becomes real and you’ve taken your first step from the couch to the finish line. You’ll find that ...

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PARTICIPANT STORIES – Julie C. Julian

Midlothian, VA, resident Julie C. Julian capped off her 2014 triathlon season in part with a great finish at the Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Triathlon in Chapel Hill, NC.  “I had heard good things about the triathlon from a friend that ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE ATHLETE PROFILE – Johanna Outlaw

“I feel so good when I cross that finish line!  All my Tri It for Life ladies are waiting for me there as I cross.  Finally, I am a triathlete!” Johanna Outlaw, 39 | Raleigh, NC I had been training with ...

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