Sunday, May 10, 2009


Happy Mother's Day to my mom and my mother in law!!!
And in celebration of womanhood, Tawnya and I did an all ladies triathlon yesterday!
(the Danskin SheRox triathlon)

1/2 mile swim.
After they got us out in the middle of the lake and made us tread water for 5 minutes before we started the swim!!!
This was our wave of swimmers (20-29). I felt like I did pretty good on the swim. An open water swim is definitely a different experience than swimming in a pool-it's hard to make sure you're swimming straight! But I was still happy with my 15:58 time on the swim.

Running to my first transition

Heading out for the 13.5 mile bike ride.
This was the hardest part for me. Because of my fall in the triathlon last week, I still had injuries (hence the pink arm band to protect my road rash) and my biking confidence was gone! Not to mention the bike I was borrowing only had two working gears yesterday. Sweet. So all hills I was pushing the pedals so hard, wishing I could just down shift. So I lost some time here.

The run was harder than I thought. Maybe because I was a little dehydrated? I was too scared to grab my water bottle from my bike, so I didn't. So I had a bad cramp but still tried to run the whole thing. It was fun seeing my mom and dad and sweet little Katie at mile 2. My mom threw the boa on me. Silly huh? Gwen loved it at the finish.

.5 mile swim
13.5 mile bike
3.1 mile run

Eating oranges at the finish with my cheerleader!

Ryan said he wants to try a tri now. Go Ryan!

So we did it!!!!!
And I can't wait to do it again! But I think I might have to wait for the one next year since I'm now starting my training for the Nike Marathon in San Fran in October.
There. I said it. So now I have to do it. Ahhh!


Taylors said...

You are CRAZY!!! I cant believe you are doing a marathon! But cant wait cause that means I get to see you some more. Good job on the race and your time! You guys are awesome and I wish I had your motivation!

emily said...

Yeya!! Way to go!!! yourox.

The Sandefur's said...

You totally ROCK!!! I wish I had half the motivation and dedication you have to these events. Best of luck for the Nike Marathon! My mom will be there too.


Jasmyn said...

Great job...I think it is official - your hooked on this stuff:) Promise me you will still want to do all this stuff with me next year when I am not pregnant anymore:)

Jennifer said...

Unbelievable! Seriously, that is amazing. Teach me your ways.

(But wait, does that mean I have to get off the couch?)

sochie said...

you and tawnae rock!! good for you guys!

Rushele said...

You rock!!! I wish I had your motivation and stamina! Maybe I will one day, it is a goal of mine. Especially after baby #3 is old enough for me to actually work out, I'll be trying to be like you.
Good luck with the Nike Marathon!!!

Bingham Family said...

Great job on this tri. It looks like a lot of fun and I love that the toilets are pink! The boa is so cute and you look so amazing. Seriously. Good luck on the training. Remember to balance your training with strength training so maintain muscle to keep your knees and hips healthy... just something I learned training for the 1/2 (it totally kicked my butt!) Good for you!

Midlife Midwife said...

You are amazing...and you are my hero!