Monday, September 28, 2009

I Did It!!!

So, I am officially a triathlete. Really? I don't think anyone is more surprised than I am! The Tie Dye Tri was on Saturday and I did it, and I finished, and I did great!

I was very nervous. Josh went with me to get my stuff set up and get checked in. I opted to not do the warm up swim because the water was cold and it was a pretty cold morning. So we just hung out in the gym until race time. I was number 48, meaning I had the 48th fastest time for the swim on my registration. When we lined up for the swim, I got to chat with the other participants in line with me, and there were plenty of nerves going on.

The swim went great! I got to pass some people, and finished in 8:14, and I was off to the bike. I got to see Jill, Pat, the girls and Kyle and April on the way to my transition, which was nice. My transition took almost four minutes, which was not very good, but it was nice that there were not alot of people on the course when I got out there. My bike took a little over 48 minutes, and then after a transition for the run that took a little over a minute, I was off on the 5k.

Thanks to Tommy for keeping me focused, I turned in a personal best for the 5K. 27:27! I can't believe it! After everything else I had already done. I had a huge grin on my face when it was all over and found out that I finished 58th out of about 120 women. Not bad for my first time! I can't wait to do it again!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

48 Hours and Counting...

Okay, so in 48 hours I will be done with my first triathlon. Seems easy, right? Well getting me from here to there is causing me much stress! I have been having nightmares all week about missing my spot for the swim, or forgetting something I need. I keep thinking, what did I get myself into?

So many things to decide, what time to get there, should I do the warm up swim, should I run beforehand? Thankfully, Josh has been nominated to come with me to get me checked in and gets to hang out until the race starts. Jill and Pat and the girls will be along later, along with Stacy and Kyle and April. Too bad none of my immediate family will be there.

So my last workout is tonight, 20 minutes on the bike, 20 minute run. I am hoping to get some good tips on the transitions out of Tommy tonight!

Monday, September 21, 2009

This is the Big Week...

Okay, so it's been 12 weeks since I signed up and started training for the Tie Dye Tri, and it's finally here! I am so nervous. This will be a much lighter week of workouts than the last few, which will be nice, but come Saturday morning it's race time!

I think I am finally comfortable on the bike. Rode 16.6 miles on Saturday, including part of the course over by Target, then did a 12 miles yesterday, just around the block. (The four mile block!) Yesterday was interesting, riding in the fog, made me a little nervous and the condensation on the bike was also on my eyelashes. Ha!

This week will be all about carbs and hydration! Well, starting on Wednesday. If my stomach has this many knots in it already, I am going to be a mess on Saturday!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Worries Have Returned...

So Carson has been worried all week about her doctor's appointment today. They have their 9 year check up today, and they are supposed to get he flu mist. At least I hope they both can get it, Camy had to get the shot last year so we'll see. Carson has been worried about this all week.

How many times can I tell her that she is not getting a shot before she believes me. I am getting ready to leave to go pick them up from school, so we'll see how it goes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Odds and Ends...

Got a great recipe emailed from the Whole Foods website yesterday. I just had to try it out last night and it was yummy. Josh even liked it and I had leftovers for lunch today.

I ran in the Brookhaven run over the weekend. I wasn't as fast as the Moore War run, coming in at 28:28, but I think I worked out more last week than the week before. The 35 minutes we spend on the bike before we ran the 5k course for the Tie Dye Tri made Thursday's workout a killer! It is Thursday again and I think I will be hurting later!

I finished the had I was making for Carson on Saturday and got Cameron's done on Sunday. The picture was taken on Monday morning, pre-breakfast/hair brushing/getting dressed. I think their hats look fabulous!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moore War 5k

So the first ever Moore War 5k was held this weekend in what could be called my home town. It was funny to park in the old parking lot at the high school and we even snuck a peak into the pool. Turns out Jen still holds the school record in the 200 Free! From 1990!

It was great seeing Devon, Dwayne and Chris before and after the race. The race, though, had to be the most boring 5k course I've ever run. Not that I have run lots, but it was just straight down Eastern to 19th street, and then over to Broadway and back to just past Main. That hill on 19th street was a killer though! I did much better than I had hoped. I ran it in just under 28 minutes. I finished 3rd out of 24 women in my age group, Jen was 4th.

Stacy had me go out and run the 5k race course for the triathlon on Sunday. May was I tired. We finished in just over 34 minutes with a short walk after about 2.5 miles. Stacy said that she thought she was gonna throw up so we had to slow it down. I have to run tonight for my tri training. After that it's parent meetings at school. That's gonna be interesting!

I made one of my favorite new dishes for dinner last night...

It turned out so good this time. We had a big red and a big yellow tomato from the farmer's market and they were so good.