Saturday, I became 22. Number 22 that is as I competed in my first triathlon. Thankfully it was only an indoor one. I am using it as a stepping stone in my training for the outdoor one I will be a part of in April. It was so much fun in a painful sort of way!
It was really neat to go through all the nerves and frustrations of not performing at certain things as well as I knew I could. The nice thing about a triathlon is that if you tank in one area, you can make it up in another area. As I was halfway through the biking part, Sarah decided to come stand in front of my bike and cheer me on. She was so cute as she told me I was yucky cause I was so sweaty. Then she was thankful that I was not as sweaty as the man beside me. The lady in charge of keeping the time kept saying, “Tell Momma to keep it up!” I thought that I must be tanking the bike part too! I asked Dan if I looked slow when I was done. The run part was great too. Sarah gave me a high five every pass, and she gave several others high fives too. She asked me after it was over if it was ok that she encouraged others!!! I love her spunk.
I was anxious to get my results. I knew that I didn’t do so well on my swim, but I really wanted to see how I compared to being half way through my training. I was so pleased to find out I was right on track! I am looking forward to doing this tri again in March. I hope to totally crush my results at the next one!