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My first ever triathlon!

My first ever triathlon! via Instagram http://ift.tt/2utR4aR

First ever triathlon with @tinmantri! Can you believe at the start of this year I was overweight and had high cholesterol…..

Yup, these are the results of my first ever triathlon. What makes this victory such a huge might exploit is that the last time I was on a bike was in 1997 and the last time I ran more than 500m was nearly 25 years ago.

The greatest blessing to me is that at the start of this year I was over weight and had a huge cholesterol problem. Praise Jesus for wisdom and strength!

What an amazing experience this was for me. I kept encouraging all the other entrants who were running or cycling around me. It was amazing to see their faces light up and you can just see their hearts changing so that they are able to just push through and finish the race with a simple word of encouragement. I was also really excited to see some of my friends from church cheering me on as I went through the transitions. That was really amazing.

I hope that this post encourages someone to not just dream but to start doing what needs to be done to achieve their dreams. Dreams are not a lotto ticket waiting to never happen. Dreams are the fuel that is supposed to drive a person do something to achieve them and keep going. God created each one of us to be more and do more than we can imagine, but it is up to us to shut up and start taking some responsibility to just get things done. We all know what we need to do but we don’t. Its amazing how many stupid things we use as excuses, in the end its only us pushing back our dreams and waiting on the fence but doing nothing.

You can do this! get off the fence and start doing reaching your dream! Don’t wait for tomorrow because that never comes! Your tomorrow starts now. Your dreams are just around the corner but you will never know unless you make that step!

You can do it!

To my wife Tracey Swanepoel, thank you for your patience my love.

To my brothers in Christ, your support fueled me through a lot.

My result

http://results.finishtime.co.za/MyResults.aspx?uid=35-2338-2-1084789

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Emil SWANEPOEL completed the Sprint at Tinman #2 in a #FinishTime of 01:25:59 Like to congratulate!

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Tinman Tri-Series. 3.9K likes. TINMAN TRIATHLON: DO YOU HAVE HEART? From Triathletes-in-the-making, to the serious die-hard kind, the TINMAN Tri-…

Man builds a food pantry on his lawn so the hungry can eat

It sounds like a crazy idea and what about those who may take advantage. The trouble is that we always think like that, instead of giving selflessly and trusting in the heart of people. If we had more people doing this how much less crime would there be because people can at least get some food. Imagine how more people having a giving heart would change our world.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/man-builds-a-food-pantry-on-his-lawn-so-the-hungry-can-eat/ar-BBEgWhV?li=AAk6ORB&ocid=spartanntp

BBEgIkl.img Man builds a food pantry on his lawn so the hungry can eat
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Roman Espinoza’s lawn in Watertown, New York, has something different: a "Blessing Box" filled with food available to any and all who need it.

8 year old prays for police officers… We should all follow her example of doing good….

With all the news spewing all the hate, violence, greed and many other crazy stories, it is good to see that at least one of the many kind and good things that still do take place was actually noticed a reported on.

This young girl prayers often but on this occasion she wanted to pray for these police officers, who had recently lost a fellow officer. She did not know this when she prayed for them. Sometimes we need to stop the crazy stuff and start filling our days with being the best we can not for ourselves, but for those around us because we do not know what they may be going through and our kind act could be the one thing they need to lift them up to have enough courage to get through their situation.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/kind-8-year-old-prays-for-police-officers-we-support-our-officers/ar-BBE3XQy?li=AAk6ORB&ocid=spartanntp

BBE3XQx.img Kind 8-Year-Old Prays For Police Officers: ‘We Support our Officers’
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Her mom says it’s characteristic of her daughter to do so.

Happy Birthday Joy! (the silly edition lol)

Happy Birthday to our big girl Joy. 11 years and you are beautiful, fun and such a blessing. God bless you abundantly on your Birthday year in Jesus name.

Anniversary ballroom dancing with Durban Dance Center…

What an amazing time ballroom dancing with my wife last night for our anniversary. We even got into some Argentine Tango. Thanks Peta Dougall and Durban Dance Center. We decided to carry on dancing at home, just the two of us, it was a very awesome and special night dancing the night away. I recommend it to anyone.

Happy Anniversary my love!

We have been together now for 27 years and married for 16 years today, and yet you are still my most beautiful and best friend and the first and last person I want to see every day. You are the sugar in my coffee, the forth on my cappuccino, basically without you life has no flavor or excitement.

I love you and look forward to spending the rest of our lives loving each other more each day.