Sunday, April 1, 2012

My First Triathlon!!

Saturday was amazing... I did my first triathlon! It was so much fun, my step mom, Michelle and I signed up for 4 more this summer :) we did a sprint, which is a 1/4 mile swim, a 12 mile bike, and a 5k run. It was so chaotic and intense transitioning between each leg, and I was freaking out practically the whole time, it was hilarious! My dad was there to cheer us on the whole time and helped us through transitions!

Here we are setting up our stuff, wearing our fancy triathlon shirts :)

Just about to start the race! I started freaking out right before I jumped in the water so of course I swallowed a bunch. Ha ha my dad said I'm a water slapper, apparently my form wasn't par to his standards... Not all of us can be professional swimmers! I survived the swim, and that's all that matters ;)

The bike and run were actually pretty easy, my legs felt like jello between transitions, it was so weird switching my body into different modes so quick! Here we are in front of the finish line, I would say it was the funnest thing I've ever done so if you've been thinking about it at all, do it! like I said, we signed up for 4 more this summer, the last one will be an Olympic triathlon, which will be double the distances we did in the sprint!

Again, if you have thought about a triathlon, or even if you just like to run or bike or swim, do a triathlon... It was so much fun!!!

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