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A Picture of What Came in the Mail Today!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's starting to feel real now, folks!

That there is my tri suit. That's the jobby I'll wear under my wetsuit while I swim, then continue to wear while I bike and then run. I was happy to see that it fit (well, fit as it SHOULD) and happy to not have to break the bank purchasing it since all of this gear seriously adds up! I have ten more days until the event, and the arrival of this baby made it all seem much more real than it's seemed so far.

I had a practice tri this past weekend (which also made it all feel real... and revealed to me the need for this tri suit in terms of making everything a bit easier!). I finished my swim (.75 mile) in 25 minutes, my bike (17 miles of hills) in 64 minutes, and my run (a 5k+ .2) in 28 minutes. I feel good about all of these times. 137 pounds ago, I never would have dreamed I would be here doing this, PERIOD, let alone giving my pals in training a run for their money! Anyway, this weekend I dragged in my first transition (between the swim and the bike) and had an overall time of 2:03. My goal back in December was to finish in under 2:30, and I'm definitely on track for that!

I'm disappointed that my training program ends soon since I've met a lot of cool people that I see more often than I do my husband some weeks! But I'm happy to report my next one will be just around the corner on July 24th--double these distances--exciting!

Slowly coming back into my "spark life" now that the semester is over. Hope all is well with my lovely spark friends! xo
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