A Van Awesome Journey
Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)
Monday, September 6, 2010
Ok so at the start of the summer when I first saw the post on Momstown message board about who wants to do a Triathlon I thought this would be a crazy awesome thing to do...it's going to be SO frigg'n hard but that was what I liked about it. I saw myself JUST being able to make it over the finish line....crawling in fact is what I envisioned...and having tears in my eyes of having finished.....
OK so fast forward to yesterday and it was NOTHING like that! I feel like I did great and I felt GREAT and strong doing it!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!
Of course all through the summer we trained in the stinky nasty heat, then when race day came...cold, windy, cloudy with a bit of rain...GREAT! I realized that morning that I could train hard and get strong but there is still things that will be out of my control....like how windy and cold it was that morning. So I told myself that no matter how I got thru this race it was going to be good....and it was!
The swim was wicked...bit chilly but nothing major, in fact the group that started 3min before my group...I caught up to them in the water! So coming out of the water I was pumped!....during the transition to get on the bike I decided that I wasn't going to spaz out. I was just going to take my time and get going...which I did and must say that trying to tie up shoe laces with fingers that you can't feel cause they are so cold from the swim was interesting LOL!!! The bike was good, bit windy which slowed me down a bit, but I just kept pushing those peddles down......now getting off the bike....
So just a quick FYI for those of you that don't know but when you go from the bike to a run it's called a Brick....cause your legs feel like bricks!
WELL!!! After a cold swim and a windy,cool and hilly 10k bike I stepped of that bike and thought OMG!I've NEVER felt my legs be like that before (even during training)....but I knew I just had to keep moving. So I parked my bike and dropped my helmet and just started running....once warmed up it was all good plus I saw Suzie, my Phat Chick trainer who was doing the Duathalon that day during the run. "GO HARD!!!!" she yelled....so the last straight away to the finish I just gave'r! full out sprint WOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!! and I had the Phat Chicks and the Mommy's in Motion team cheering me on....such a lucky girl I am 8-D
22nd place out of 130 people, came in 7th in my age group out of 53... finished in 52min, but my fav part of the day...I have two....my Daddy saying how impressed he was with how well I did and the family picture that I got with my boyz after the race (brings tears to my eyes as I type this) xoxoxoxox