Defying the odds in your 40's

Natasha Tynes
3 min readSep 29, 2022

I have recently done something I have never thought in my wildest dreams I could do.

I finished a one-hour “Dry” triathlon at my local gym. This consisted of a 2,000M row, 300 body weight repetitions, and a 5K run.

It’s mind-blowing that I, the overweight, out-of-shape, middle-aged, book nerd, suburban mom of three, could do that.

It was not a fluke, per se. I did train for it. I went to the gym at least three times a week and took the training seriously.

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Natasha Tynes

Writer. Journalist. Words in @washingtonpost , @ElleUK , @esquire . I write about: ✍🏼 Writing 📲 Creator economy 🌍 Mideast