Saturday I completed my first triathlon! I thought this would be an activity that I would just check off my bucket list, but I loved it and want to do again. Kinda crazy. I loved the swimming and biking, not so much the "running" part. Then again I didn't do any running training. All of my training over the last few months was with swimming and biking because of my hurt foot. I ended up walking most of the running portion.
This was such a great event. I loved that all the women were so encouraging and I felt pretty average as far as ability wise. As I was l leaving I saw the last person running and group of ladies around her cheering her on and running with her. I loved seeing this.
I'd love to have some more friends compete with me next year. Aunt Julie (I guess I need to give you your bike back)? Mom?
My friend Elizabeth and her mom, Mary Anne (her first triathlon), did it! We all trained together and I was so thankful for Elizabeth's experience.
One of my BRCA sisters competed too. Her first triathlon too. My boys came to cheer me on during the running portion. I LOVED having them come support me. It had me smiling the rest of the race.
Now for my times- I was 333 out of 500 something; 43 out of my age group; swimming 18:31.3 (340); biking 46:42.2 (12.8 mph/313); running 47:41.3 (15:53.8/367); final time 1:58:52.7