Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tri time

 Whew!! We did it!! Yeah! It turned out to be a really fun experience, even if it was a bit exhausting!
It definitely helped having my sisters there with me. Thanks Nat and Em!
 It turned out to be such a beautiful day! You would have never known that it rained ALL week leading up to Saturday.
 Here we all are getting ready to swim.
 One leg down, two to go!
 Justin reported that I had the worst bike out there! Ha. It's probably close to true (it's a lovely Schwinn mountain bike but I did have some road tires put on!). I could definitely tell that I was working MUCH harder than those riding road bikes. Maybe one day I'll have a nicer one? One girl that passed me on the bike told me I looked like a super hero with my jacket on!! ha ha. I had it unzipped, so I'm sure it looked like a cape ;)
 One more lap! I tossed my jacket and asked the bystanders to put it on the grass. Luckily it was right there after I was done!
 Transition to the run. This was definitely the hardest part. Jello legs for sure!! Wow.
 Almost there!
 Yay! They had a big red inflatable arch for the finish!
 My fans!! Justin was so great to take care of both girls during the race. It was fun to see them while I transitioned and hear Justin and Molly cheer me on!
All done! It really felt great to accomplish something like this. I completed just under an hour and a half, which is what I was aiming for. I wanted all of my training to show and I was pleased with the end result, so I have no regrets at all! Everyone wants to know if I'd do another...probably. Natalie keeps finding more races for us, and there's a mini sprint in July which sounds enticing!

Thanks to Natalie and Emily for doing it with me! You are both amazing!


erinmalia said...

what a fun thing to do with your sisters. congrats on finishing! oh, and double congrats on good weather. luckies. :)

Karen said...

Good job. I'm definitely impressed. Racing really becomes addicting.

Christine said...

Molly's recital looked adorable!

I am so proud of you. Good work. Do you think you will ever do another one?

emily said...

yeah, yeah, yeah! great job. it looked so fantastic - and you looked fantastic, too - in the beginning and in the end. :)

Stacie said...

You did it! Maybe we can do one together someday.

Niederfam said...

YAY. You really did AMAZING, and you LOOK good doing it all too!!! LUCKY. ;)

It's kind of addicting though, right? And now we are all "trained" so we may as well enter at least ONE more, right? Well see....I'm going on vacation first.

THANKS for the memory and I was SUPER glad to have you and Em along for the "ride"


Mark and Ashley Pendleton said...

Looks so fun! Congrats :) Maybe someday i can do one with ya!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! I am so impressed!!! Go NICOLE!!! Maybe someday you will have to convince me to do one with you. How fun.

Meg said...

Good job! You're awesome!!

Jen said...

Wow! You are amazing! And since I'm a little behind on your blog...Molly looked adorable at her recital and happy anniversary too!

Lori Wyatt said...

nice work Nicole!!! I don't think I could do it!

Tyler and Emily said...

CONGRATS!!! You did awesome (fast!). It is so fun that you guys did it together!