Look at me – in a photo – two weeks in a row!
So obviously this was not my best shot for today, but a photo that J. took just before my triathlon this weekend.
I definitely had the cutest fan club at the race!
As far as the actual race – I had a very good race, for as little as I had trained. Last year, since it was my first tri ever, I trained so hard because I was really worried about actually finishing. This year and my training? Well, let’s just say it was usually the very last bullet point on my ever-growing to do list.
So I finished the race in 1:21, a few minutes over last year’s time. I was kind of bummed when I saw the time. Well, I was relieved that it was over, since it seemed so much harder than last year, but I had kind of hoped to get a new personal best record, and beat my time.
But, hey! I did come in 17th place (out of 45) in my age group. And when I started thinking about how little I have worked out in the past few months – I mean I just dusted off my bike last week, for the first time since before Christmas. And, I am usually lucky to get in three runs and one spin class a week. Plus, I haven’t done a brick workout since before my last tri…last summer. (A brick workout is when you stack two workouts together, like swim/run or bike/run, etc.) So considering all of this…I think I am just happy to have finished with the time I did manage.
And, it also provided a little bit of inspiration – now I am looking for another race that I can really train for.