My First Tri
My First Tri. Triathlon. Not Trimester. I only wish!!
I competed in my first triathlon this morning and even better, I finished!!! That would not have been the case if I didn’t have all the prayers and support!! God was totally me with me throughout the race.
It started off with a swim in 66 degree water. There are NO words to explain how cold that is. On top of that, you are starting with 50 other girls and being kicked in the face, while trying not to choke on cold lake water. Despite the circumstances, I was the 5th out of 56 girls to complete the swim! But, because of the frigid temperature, I had no feelings in my toes during the WHOLE rest of the race. It made the transition (changing into my bike gear) nearly impossible and didn’t help with the bike or run either. My time for the 500M swim, 11M bike and 5K run was 1:22:07.
- Everyone I passed (or let’s be honest, passed me) I shouted out “Good Job”, “Keep it going”, “You are doing great”, etc! It made it so much more fun to encourage those around me.
- When I got home, a friend of a friend texted me to tell me that I placed, “Say whhaaat?”. Apparently I got 3rd place. I was a little bummed we didn’t stick around for the ceremony and to get my plaque, but I had never even thought of that as a possibility!
So, I get it now. Everyone told me I would be addicted. I understand why. Unfortunately, if my acupuncturist knew that I did a triathlon (especially in the freezing water), she would not be happy! So, I will not be doing one anytime soon, since I’m not supposed to workout too hard or be cold! So for now I will just be crossing it off the bucket list and sticking to my low key workouts!