Sunday, August 8, 2010

I came. I saw. I TRI-ed!

Up way before the sun!

It's a mother-daughter thing!




No food today. Too tired. This grandma had both grandbabies in the house from Thursday night til this morning AND my daughter and I completed our first triathlon. Now, don't hear any complaints in there, 'cause there are none! Anytime I get to hang out with my kids or my grandkids is a great day!

I have to say, in fact, that this was one of the best weekends of my entire life. I really mean that. Preparing for and completing this challenge has meant alot to me. Doing it with my daughter was indescribable. And having Emma and Jane-Claire around for the whole thing, well, there is nothing better. And I gotta brag on my husband, too. He is the true athlete of the family, but he has been so encouraging and has made such a big deal out of me and this crazy goal of mine to do a triathlon! I am a blessed woman, no doubt!

The distance - 1/2 mile swim, 14-mile bike ride, ad 5K (3.1 mi) run. How did we do? Well, my time was over 2 hours, but that was what I expected. The swim went faster, the bike ride went faster, but the run went much slower than I'd anticipated. Just couldn't get my legs back under me after I got off the bike. But we both finished and that was the goal. Next year I'll do it faster!!

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