Posted by: Joe Nuss on Feb 16, 2011
Photo by Jessi Blakely
Whitney Wiggins, 24, Durham, NC
The best thing about the Ramblin’ Rose was the atmosphere around the whole event from the time I signed up to the time I crossed the finish line. It was a positive, encouraging, friendly experience. I felt so much support through the process—the e-mails with triathlon information, the clinics offered, the friendliness of the staff and local stores sponsoring the race, but most of all the smiling faces and encouraging words from fellow participants.
One of my most memorable moments was the excitement of my parents cheering me on and supporting me during the race. When I found out my parents were coming all the way from Maryland, it was so special to me. Family is very important to me and to have my parents there was a highlight of my day!!!
The Ramblin’ Rose motivated me to get back in to a regular fitness routine. It also gave me the opportunity to learn new swim and bike workouts that I can incorporate so I’m not just walking or running.