Swim, Bike, Run, Lounge
It was awesome! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.
suit up while doing this? Anywho.
Then Whitney walked up to the bridge I would be biking back over, here is a bird along the way.
Then running. Oh dear lord, running. There's a reason triathletes train bricks. It's what they call biking, then the feeling of running after. You feel like you're pounding the pavement hard, but not going anywhere. Yep, that's how I felt. I knew to expect the feeling, so I didn't let it get me down, I just kept moving and didn't question the fact that I would be finishing this thing. I just promised myself I wouldn't stop, so I didn't.
We ran through the Assateague camp grounds, so everyone was cheering from their campsite, and I mean honestly, it's hard to stop running when someone is standing right there cheering your number, so that helped a lot! I still thought I might puke though as I crossed the finish line...
Then she finally was able to tell me she thought I got 4th in my age group, based on girls who looked about my age. She was absolutely right. I was 4th out of 9, 10th overall for women, and 58th overall in the tri. Well, as luck would have it, those top two girls from my age group went top 2 for women overall, so in the spirit of not double-dipping, I ended up being 2nd in the age group, and got a medal!
But more importantly, I felt awesome! I felt awesome for finishing, and doing well (in my eyes), and mostly because I know I'll do more, which means I had a great time! Maybe next time I should do more than just train a lot of swimming. My running/biking training consisted of me running or biking when I felt like it. Which isn't necessarily all the time...
Whitney, again, you are so amazing for documenting my first tri! Thank you thank you!
We went back to the house, got me showered, cause I smelled, grabbed bagels for the beach, and lounged for a couple hours there. I drifted in and out of sleep, while Whit scoped out some girls' hat nearby. So mission #2 for the day- buy cute hats for the beach. Don't worry, mission accomplished. Hers makes her look like such a hot gangsta chick. Mine is pretty awesome too, it's totally adorable on me.
Here are some clouds above us while I veg'd out on the beach. Be still like vegetables, lay like broccoli.