Our social event was a big success! Our members had the opportunity to meet local author, runner and triathlete Lee DiPietro. Her book, “Against The Wind” details her successful run and athletic career and how it helped her when the going REALLY got tough!
The Sports Page, a popular venue for our “speaker” socials, proved to be a good choice as over 40 people came to mingle and hear Lee share her story. She gave a compelling overview of the book and her career as a runner and professional triathlete. A very informative Q&A session followed, with attendees learning some of the high points of Lee’s career as well as fun race stories and memories. Lee and her husband spend their winters in Palm Beach County, our big run season. We expect to continue to see Lee at our races and local events throughout South Florida!
Against The Wind is a story of the remarkable endurance required to become an Ironwoman and of the uncommon endurance it took to bring my family through an unimaginable year of heartache. The two are related, and that is the soul of Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival.
This book is a 360º perspective on meeting the challenges of training for and racing in marathons, triathlons and finally the Ironman. Becoming an Ironwoman prepared me for a very personal test when the lives of those I love were threatened all at once. It is the stuff of novels, only this was my reality. – Lee DiPietro