I am usually in the top third of races, but last year agreed to help my brother train to run a 10k. This was a big thing for him, and on race day a ran by his side the whole way, and we came last. It was the by far the most reawrding run I have done, and I had more support and encouragement than I have had in any race before or since. I enjoyed every minute of it
The pirate thing made me believe that I could conquer my fear of water, one that I had since I nearly drowned (literally, I had to be resucitated) at the age of 8. I recieved great support on the swimming thread, and I did my first sprint and oly and I bought some kit. I wanted to progress onto IM, but a baby came along and costs ruled that out. The kit still reminds me of what I achieved and I probably wouldn't have done that without support of people on here. Should I give it back than?
I drive in on monday, leave my clean suits/shirts/shoes there and take used shirts etc home. This means I only need to carry wallet, keys, pass etc. I avoid carrying laptop by using dropbox/google drive to drop any files I need access too from home.