This weekend I completed my very first Triathlon. It has been something I have always wanted to do and I have been training all summer. I have never been a runner so I had to pretty much learn to run. At first I hated it but I can honestly say that running is not so bad now.
Here I am pre-race:
They write your age on your leg. So that when a 67 year old woman passes you feel embarrassed. Actually it’s because you compete against your age group.
You can just see my blue shirt coming out of the water second here. I was actually the first one out of the water by a whole minute on the swim. Swimming is my strength of the three.
Starting the bike ride after a nice quick transition since I didn’t use a wetsuit (the water was pretty warm)
Ending my bike ride…not the greatest time on that part, I got passed big time even with my whole minute lead. On to the run.
I held my ground pretty well on the run. Sprinting to the finish! YAY!
Total time 01:23:58.1 (10th in my age group)
And of course, my fans! Where would I be without my Mom helping me watch Jonah during hours of training, Jonah patiently sitting in the stroller during runs/bike rides, my mom letting me borrow her bike, my sister’s encouragement, Sarah teaching me how to run, 5:30 am swim team with coach Matt, Nick believing in me, biking for burritos on Wednesdays with the ladies, my mom, Jonah and Nicole getting up super early to come watch me race, everyone’s patience love and support. THANK YOU! I think I’ll do another one sometime!