Ok, I’ll admit that today I thought, “Why am I waking up before 5am? Why am I getting into cold water at 7am? Why am I going scary fast on the bike? Why am I running when my legs are tired?” Once I got these negative thoughts out of my head… I had the best day, felt great, and I already want to do it again!
I have done this same triathlon in high school, college, after one baby, after two babies, and now after three babies! I am so happy to say that today, 3 babies later, I got my PR time of 1:18:27! That is almost 9 minutes faster than the last time I did it, two years ago! I got first in my age group… I am liking my new age more and more! (proudly sporting age “30” on my leg!) I was 6th woman overall and 31st out of 230 finishers.
Everything went really well for me today. I was out of breath pretty much the entire race, but I still felt great! I ended up swimming faster than all of my practice times. My actual swim (not including transition) for 700 meters was 12:55.
Then I transitioned from the swim and started biking at 15:24.
After biking, I was about to start my run and my current favorite song (Fight Song) came on the loudspeakers! I really don’t know if I’ve ever been more pumped… My legs didn’t even feel like I had just biked! Haha… and my run went great!
I love it when my husband and kids can come to watch! And when some of my family does the race too! My sister and brother got age group awards also!
I know I say this a lot but I am so much stronger now! This is the first time in my life that I am consistently lifting (my DVD workouts) and it shows! Being stronger is awesome… I feel great while doing really hard things!