Thursday, June 3, 2010


That's right. I am officially a triathlete! Monday I completed my first triathlon. It was a beginners triathlon consisting of a 400 meter swim, 10K bike ride, and 5K run. The swim was soooo cold. Who what have thought that 70 degree water was so much colder than 78 degree water!? Coming out of the swim was like stepping into heaven because they had all of these extremely gorgeous guys helping you out. Haha. And man did I need their help! The whole transition from swimming to biking was very disorienting. But! After I got my balance I started running to the transition area :) just like a pro! Someone even called out 'That's the way to do it!' Haha. Biking was of course awesome. I made up some time during that portion. I just love biking, I love my bike. It is like a companion to me when I'm working out. Then the running...which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I probably ran about half of it and walked the rest.

So after that amazing experience I want more!! That is right! My goal is to do 2 or 3 Sprint distance triathlons this year, and next year I'm going to come back to the CapTexTri and do the OLYMPIC distance! That is a 1 mile swim, 24 mile bike ride, and a 10K run! Woohoo! I am so going to do it!!!

I am addicted to this! This thing called LIFE! Why did I wait so long to start? I'll tell you why, because of this stupid weight. Sure it slows me down, but it doesn't mean I can't do the things I want. And I'll only get faster and faster as I shed the pounds. Being over weight is NOT an excuse not to LIVE! I am so excited to no longer be focusing on weight loss, to be waiting to start until I reach my infamous goal weight. I'll get there eventually, but something I will never get is the time I lost waiting. So no more of that!

Here are some events I'm planning on doing this year:::

June 19

Tour d’Italia Bike Ride ((This one’s for you Alison!))

Registration: $25, 6/2

August 8

Temple Triathlon

Registration: $55, 8/1

August 28

Hotter N’ Hell Bike Ride

Registration: $30, 8/23

September 18

Toughest 10K (Run)

Registration: $30, 8/15

September 25

Skittles Waco Wild West Century (Bike Ride)

Registration: $25, 9/18

October 3

Trek Women’s Triathlon

Details: Sprint Triathlon

October 9-10

MS150 Bike Ride

Details: San Antonio to New Braunfels and back

Registration: $30, 7/4/2010

Want to come join me? :)

Oh, and I'm also doing a 1/2 marathon in January!! Wee! (Not really, I hate running, but I am going to learn to love it!)

Thanks for reading everyone and have a great day!