Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well on August 7th I was out in Idaho visiting my sister. My sister and I did our first triathlon together. Not only a great accomplishment, but what an awesome feeling to have completed such a big event with my best friend, my sis. You know at one time I was thinking I can't do this and I was going to back out in march and my sis stated that she had a bike for me and I decided I better step it up and get busy. THANK YOU FITNESSSLUG!!! I am just in total awww. I had a wonderful visit and so fell in love with Idaho. My children had so much fun seeing their aunt and uncle and visiting and meeting cousins. The best was having my sister to do this with and having my husband, children, brother-in-law, and cousins and their families all out there cheering us on. It brings tears to my eyes. I did end up run than walk than run again on the run b/c my shin splints were so bad. The doc had almost let me not compete. I had to promise to walk or run and walk b/c the swelling was so bad. I did it and oh what a feeling. I have a 5 k again here in acouple of wks.. I have to look at the date again. I can't wait to do another one. I will share my times and splits here in a moment. I was hoping to do it in 1 1/2 hours and I was able to complete it in 1 hour and 5 minutes. I have also realized I really need to take time out and assess my diet and do a lot of work. I have created a journal. I also have started my own business w/ mk while doing my normal job. I am feeling good about myself which sure feels good because it has been along time since I have liked the person in the mirror now I have to work at the image I see. My times were the following:
400 meter swim: 11 minutes and 47.50 seconds
T1: 1min 39.10 seconds
6 mile bike: 23 min 20.400 seconds
T2: 1 min 51.200 seconds
2 mile run: 26 min 51.700 seconds
The run took me much longer than when I was training, but I did it and made it and that is what counts and I can't wait to go for it again. Well I hope this finds everyone doing well.