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.        

6 comments:

Chris said...

Excellent!! You are the man!!

Grant and Emma said...

Thanks bro. I think I was still feeling the after-effects of that dead-leg you gave me in seminary during the bike portion.

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