Friday, July 10, 2009

I Tri-ed

A few months ago, a friend mentioned she was training for a triathlon. Being the great friend that I am, I decided to invite myself. We trained on our own and shared a few concerns / tips / achievements when we saw each other. Then the week of the event came.
I couldn't sleep.
Every night was a dream about the event. I dreamt I forgot my socks. My shoes. My hat. One night I actually dreamt that someone stole the front tire from my bike. It was a long week.
And then Saturday came.
Four of us traveled to Hilton Head, SC the day before. We ate dinner, went for a leisurely swim at the hotel, and packed the car for the next day. 5:15 on a Saturday comes quickly!
We left the hotel and got to the beach at 6:15. This is my 'remind me why I'm here so early and why are you taking pictures of me' face. Cute. I know.

We registered. Got our race numbers. They put your registration number on your arm and your age on your leg. I'm telling you...there's nothing like nearly running out of energy during the running portion - you want to quit - and then you see some lady pass you and she has a '59' written on her calf to get you moving again!

It was my second sprint triathlon. I'm not brave enough to try longer distances yet.

And ladies, um, ladies...let me give you six reasons why you should compete in a triathlon.

Did you find all six abs? Um, hello!

Oh, hi mom. ahem.
As I was saying... what was I saying?!

Oh, right, 6 reasons why you should compete in a triathlon.
1. It's fun.
2. You get to swim in the ocean.
3. You get a tan.
4. You get a t-shirt.
5. You are done by 10 in the morning and can spend the rest of the day on the beach.
6. You can blog about it.

Try it!


Melissa said...

Whoa! Check you out girlie! You are amazing and I want to be Really.

kelley said...

That's so rad! Props to you! I saw the Ironman in Provo a few years back. My main concern for these people, do you have chaffing problems? I mean really. Water + biking + running... I'm readjusting in my chair just thinking about it.

bec said...

chaffing - I always wonder that too. Way to go!
If I owned a bike I would seriously consider a small triathlon. Someday...

Jared and Katy said...

Your amazing...such an inspiration

Michelle Johnson said...

I'm impressed. A triathlon... wow. You go girl. You are an inspiration to those of us who merely think about doing something like this. Have a great day.

Alice said...

Way to go. Jared and I love Triahtlons. Don't you feel so great after doing on?

Lauren said...

You go girl. I wonder if they have tris in alaska since the water is freezing. you're hooked now, huh?

the MuLLinS said...

Yup, it's official. You're my role model! This looks like an absolute BLAST! That's the way to do a Tri- at the beach, all the way!

Way to go ladies, you rock!

Shankar said...

When you are brave enough to do the longer ones, come on over Down Under. There are plenty of "six reasons", if you know what I mean.

Bone said...


I've never done a triathlon (I don't have a bike). But the free t-shirt, being done by 10 AM, and having something to blog about are definitely some of the reasons I run in races.

Coordination Queen said...

I'm impressed you can lift a bike over your head...

natalie + joshua said...

I haven't seen the professional pictures!!! I need to search for those NOW.

Beth said...

Late with a comment but I must say I am so impressed! And not just with the picture of those guys with the abs ;) but with your participation in a triathlon!

(Ah, youth…)

Above Average Joe said...

Congrats. You are a brave woman. I have a hard time walking to get the paper that early in the morning.

Christy said...

I don't know what else to say except WOW, I am totally impressed.

roxy said...

Thanks for post. It’s really imformative stuff.
I really like to read.Hope to learn a lot and have a nice experience here! my best regards guys!