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.
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!