My 12th Triathlon
This past Sunday I competed in my 12th triathlon. It was my first one this year and in fact it was my first one since March of 2018. It’s the same race I have done every year and it has become our family tradition as my dad, brother and Colby participated too. My other brother, sister-in-law, mom and nieces and nephews came to watch and cheer us on!
Due to the fact that I have been traveling so much, there wasn’t much time to prepare. I only swam 2x in the past year and only rode my bike 1 time, covering 2 miles. Yikes! It seems like each year I am less and less prepared so although I figured I wouldn’t be pleased with my results, I knew I would do whatever it took to finish.
The swim went well, all things considering and I ended up in the top 10% of women and 20% of men, which I will gladly take those stats. I wasn’t looking forward to the bike because it was 42 degrees out and that combined with the fact I was wet didn’t sound fun! My transition time isn’t showing up on the website, but I know it was really bad. I spent too long trying to put on a long sleeve shirt. The plan was to wear gloves too, but I had taken so much time that I scratched that idea and started riding.
The bike went well. I think. Ha! My fingers, toes and ears were wet and cold, but I made the most of it. The start of the run my feet felt like bricks because they were still wet and cold, but I was able to run the 3 miles without stopping so I was thankful and surprised by that. My total time was 1:11 which is 3 minutes slower than last year and 7 minutes slower than the first year I did this race. 3 minutes and even 7 minutes is a significant time and clearly a result of not being properly trained.
Since I finished first out of the family (because I started first) I got to hang out with the rest of the family and cheer everyone else on, which was super fun! It makes such a difference having the whole family out there and it really does make it such a fun event. By the time the race was over it had warmed up and turned out to be such a gorgeous day.
After the race we went back to my parents house and enjoyed the rest of the day with the family. Family weekends are some of my favorite and we had a blast enjoying the beautiful weather. I mean, how cute are they?
If you want to see other races I have done you can see them below (only sharing half-marathons, triathlons, and Head for the Cure races)
Chosen Half Marathon
My 1st Triathlon
My 2nd and 3rd Triathlon
Rock and Roll Dallas Half Marathon
March of Dimes
Head for the Cure 5K’s
Mckinney Half Marathon
My 4th Triathlon
St. Jude Rock N Roll Half Marathon
Austin Head for the Cure
My 5th Triathlon
My 6th Triathlon
My 6th Half Marathon
My 7th Triathlon
My 8th Triathlon
My 9th Triathlon
My 10th Triathlon
My 11th Triathlon
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