I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you

I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Race

This morning was my danskin triathlon and I was up plenty early, like 4:10 a.m.! With nerves to spare I headed up to the Aurora resevior to meet my friend who talked me into this crazy thing. We set up our transition area got our wetsuits on and headed down to the water. We were in the last wave to go so we stood and watched for 35 minutes and then it was our turn. All I could say to my friend as we heard the countdown was, "I hate you right now" she started to laugh hysterically!
The swim was horrible I couldn't get into a rhythm the water was cold and my goggles fogged up. During the swim I had serious doubts about finishing, I was spent and I still had two more legs to go!
Jodi and I got done with our swim about the same time and started on our bike ride. Surprisingly, that was my favorite leg and it wasn't easy. Normally the distance is 12 miles but since this course has SO many hills (you were either going up or down) and some were gnarly our course was only 10 miles. I remember turning around the corner and looking up the monster hill and my jaw dropped. It was my favorite because you could get some serious speed on the way down! When I got off my bike I didn't realize but I had the worst leg cramp and I almost fell down when trying to dismount. Jodi said she threw up twice on the bike course.
Then the run, I was ahead of Jodi in the bike but with some slow jogging she caught up and we had a great run together of 3.1 miles to the end where they announce your name over the P.A. system. I'm happy that I did not have to get off and walk my bike. And I'm proud that we ran 95% of the run leg. Other than the swim I had a great time and Jodi and I have decided to do the Moab half marathon in October!!!

Right after the swim Treven waited by the beach to take a picture, I was so tired!Jodi and I during the run, it was too hard for Treven to get anywhere on the bike path so no bike pics.We are so close to the finish at this point!Me and my finishers medal!!!!Jodi and I, hot, tired, but so happy that we did the race!!!

3 comments:

Deny, Jenn, & Marek said...

I am so proud of you, great job!

Porterhouse said...

YOU'RE MY HERO!!!!

Annie said...

You are awesome!! I wish I had the courage to try something new... but I am also glad I don't have any friends suckering me into it either!