Saturday, May 02, 2009

get up and "tri" again

Next week Tawnya and I are doing the SheRox triathlon in Tempe. I wanted to try a Super Sprint one before doing the one next week. So today I got up at the crack of dawn to do the Sundevil Super Sprint. It was so much fun! And I had the best cheerleaders there! Ryan was so cute running around with the kids in tow trying to get pictures.
I seriously love this picture because of Gwen in the background and how she's smiling and looking up at me like she was proud of me.  Ahhh.  

So the course was interesting.  It was laps around ASU east campus.  But a section of it was over this piece of crap road that was AWEFUL!!!  Potholes, gravel, peeling pavement etc.!!!  I wasn't expecting it, so as I was turning onto this bad section of road, a pothole sent me skidding out on my side.  All I could think of was the time advantage it was giving those behind me, so I jumped back on my bike and kept going.

I didn't realize how bad I was scraped up, but I sure felt it as I continued to ride.  The wind was killing me!  

Then the first aid guy gave me alcohol wipes to clean it up with.  After one swipe, and the BURN that accompanied it, I decided to wait until I got home so I could use my No More Owies.  Good choice on my part!


Now that it's had some time to bruise up and swell, it looks pretty bad, but I still had a good experience, and I'm excited for next week. Assuming I heal up nicely. I don't know if I'm going to be able to pull a tight wet suit on and off over my road rash, but I'm still planning on killing it Saturday!


Rushele said...

You are awesome!! Look at your hot little runners body!
I really need to get into running more. We'd like to do a marathon of some sort, but I guess it'll have to wait until baby #3 comes and I can actually run & train.

Jasmyn said...

Look at you still looking gorgeous after running a tri. Your making me wish I could do all this stuff right now! Jealous:)

Ryan said...

Those pics don't really do that road rash justice. Kris was a big hit with everyone that she finished the race (with a killer time) even after her wipe-out. That's my girl.

Tawnya said...

Didja get a shirt? Are you obsessed now? I'm scared for Saturday!!

Taylors said...

That IS a really cute picture with Gwen staring up at you so happy! Good job placing 3rd, even with your fall!! I'm jealous I dont have your determination.