Monday, June 8, 2009
I Finished My First Triathlon
My goal was simply to finish. This started about 4 months ago when I told my buddy Blake we needed to do something that would make us feel alive, healthy and active. It has always been a challenge for me to incorporate fitness and sport into my life after having placed so much value on music as a kid. Sports just wasn't my strong point. So, out of my comfort zone I went. The 500 yard swim almost killed me. Probably because I chose at the last minute to wear a wetsuit that probably added 20 pounds as soon as I threw myself into the water. I thrashed about with foggy goggles until I could touch mud again and pull myself to shore. It was not pretty, but I didn't sink. The bike and run courses were really hilly. I should have prepared more, but I'm going to use it as motivation to improve next time. Yes, there will be a next time-just don't ask me to shedule it today. I'm going to bask in the fact that I crossed the finish line, and got a complimentary mug. More pictures to come from this.