Monday, September 28, 2020

Dad Would be so Proud!

From left: Kim McIntosh, Jada Shigley, Nikki Popoff and Jill Galloway show their support. Submitted Photos

From left: Kim McIntosh, Jada Shigley, Nikki Popoff and Jill Galloway show their support. Submitted Photos

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May 1st is a special day for Margaret Lamp of Marco Island. Today is her first triathlon event and it was also her Dad’s birthday. Wayne Peters would have been 89 years old on May 1st. She wanted to do something special to honor him.

On her Facebook page, Margaret shared this with her friends: “This man, my first love, my dad, passed away five years ago and a triathlon

Dad, Wayne Peters with Margaret Lamp. Margaret, who participated in a triathalon in her dad’s honor, shaved 15 minutes, 28 seconds off her previous time.

Dad, Wayne Peters with Margaret Lamp. Margaret, who participated in a triathalon in her dad’s honor, shaved 15 minutes, 28 seconds off her previous time.

this year happens to fall on his birthday. I’m training for him, I think he’d be proud.”

Jada Shigley, Kim McIntosh, Jill Galloway and Nikki Popoff, all from Marco Island, carried hand-made signs of support for Margaret. For the last month and a half, Margaret has been riding her bike around Marco with her training partner and coach, Nicole Cholka. The ladies all met at the Marco Fitness Club where

Nicole Cholka (left) and Margaret Lamp with medals; both were first in their age groups.

Nicole Cholka (left) and Margaret Lamp with medals; both were first in their age groups.

Margaret is a spin instructor, personal trainer and also teaches Booty Barre classes. Jada loves working out with Margaret, and Kim added that the classes are fun and there is always something new.

May 1st turned out to be a “personal best” kind of day for Margaret. She finished first in her age group surrounded by family and friends. The hand-made signs summed it up best, “Your Dad Would Be Proud” and “So Are We.”

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