Here we are! Bright and early with our bodies marked!
Natalie, Nicole and me
It started at the American Fork Rec Center pool. We were lucky to get such a beautiful day for the Tri considering all the rain we have had this past week! There were over 1,000 women registered!
You lined up according to how fast you can swim 300 meters. I lined up at the very back since I hadn't swam since January thanks to my abscess. But after I swam it, I realized I should have lined up at a much faster time. Turns out I'm a pretty good swimmer! They let each racer in every 12 seconds into the pool. Sometimes it got a bit congested but that's all part of the fun I guess!
Next part was a 12.4 mile bike! This part was tough and certainly took the longest, but I really enjoy biking now! I'd like to be able to get out and ride more now that I know I can do it. I just used my good old mountain bike but put road tires on it and it worked great!
The last leg of the race was a 5K run. Switching from the bike to running was pretty hard for me. My legs felt like jello and it was hard to go from spinning wheels to picking my feet up and putting one in front of the other- but I still did it! My sisters were kind enough to run in the last 1/2 mile with me!
Here is my support team and the reason I ran the Tri! I hope Elise will be so proud of her Mama one day when she realizes what I did! People saw me carrying her around after and would say, "Wow! How old is she? Good for you!" It made me feel pretty tough, proud, and certainly like a Woman of Steel!!
Final race times:
Swim- 7 min. 47 sec.
Bike- 1 hr. 3 min. 12 sec.
Run- 35 min. 33 sec.
That makes for an overall time of: 1 hr. 52 min. and 38 seconds!
Either way, I can still say I'm a Triathlete!!!