Saturday, August 29, 2009

My tri

Just wanted to brag on myself for this post...it's my blog anyway, so I can do that right! I really just thought it would be neat to have it documented on here for me to keep up with. A couple of weekends ago I went to Huntsville to compete in a sprint triathlon. My sweet sister gave up her spot because the race was full by the time I went to register. She said that it was part of my birthday present. How many people do you know want to physically exhaust themselves as a birthday present-sounds crazy now that I think of it.

The race was great! I felt so good the whole time. My run was the fastest I had done in a while so I was excited. The swim started off kind of slow and I got kicked and elbowed several times. Luckily the bike trail is easy and relatively flat. I did this race 2 years ago for the first time and came in second in my age group. Well 2 years later I still came in 2nd. My overall time had improved and my overall position was better as well. I finished 106 out of close to 500 people and 18 out of 172 women. I was super excited, and now I am shooting to finish under #100 next year...anyone want to join me! Okay that's all the bragging I'm going to do for now!





















They mark all over your body before the race starts 260 was my race # can you guess the other??? That's right my age! Everyone walks around with their age proudly inked in permanent marker on their calves. It is a real motivator at times, and embarrassing at other times. I do love to see how old people are because I am not that good at telling. I must think that I look younger than I do because I would see someone that I thought was about my age, and they would only be 30 or so! I guess I am getting old and I need to face it!















Here are some of my biggest fans - my sister Jamie that gave me this as by present, my mom who helped wrangle the little ones, and the my precious Pip and Squeak! Oh, and I found these rotten teeth kids calling my name on the way out!!!

3 comments:

jlindsey said...

Congratulations! You look great in those pictures! Maybe I'll join you again next year...

twarbington said...

I am so impressed!

Anonymous said...

My Gosh - Somebody get those twins a dentist! I think they call it oral hygiene.