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6.08.2009

Triathalon Accomplished!

I'm getting lazy in my uploading, but here are a few pictures!
SWIM (as the race was starting)....

BIKE... (Vic entering transition area....to the right of the cones is me pushing my bike too, look very close!)
RUN: Here is Vic's nice long stride

FINISH: 17 miles! It was a fun little mini tri :) Vic is hooked & doing the 33 mile one in August. I'd so do it with him if I could! Last weekend I did my first triathalon!!! Vic did it with me & my main goal was to finish without walking & to pass Vic on the bike part (even though I knew he'd pass me on the running!)
Anyway, I came out of the lake 7 people after Vic, but I could see him so I just kept on going... I passed him on the bike part, which was SO exciting for me! I couldn't wait to get back to the transition area and see the look on my family's face when I strolled in before him, but there is a 200 yard run from where you have to dismount you bike to wear you park it... so Vic having the same idea that I had, wanted to beat me to my fam. I got off my bike & had jello legs & he got off his bike & SPRINTED past me just in time for the transition area! My family was busy cheering him on & taking pictures watching him run away so they barely turned and saw me as I was running past them, but still shocked that I was on his heals! He of course beat me, but I accomplished my goal.... finishing without getting sore muscles & passing him at one point. It was so much fun... I HOPE that I can talk more of you into doing it with me next year! All of our triathalon fans & my aunt are determined to do it next year now that they saw Vic & I do it so I'm glad I've inspired others & can't wait to do it with them next year :)

7 comments:

David and McKenzie said...

I am so proud of you! That is awesome! I am training for a 5K! Haha. Not quite a triathilon, but it will feel good to say I did it! How long is a tri?

Madeline and Family said...

Congratulations! How exciting and fun to be able to do it with your husband. I hope to see some pictures of you two.Good Job Nancy!

Ben and Becky said...

great job! that's too fun. I would want to do it if it weren't for the swimming. that's cool that you guys kept pace with each other pretty well, I'll bet that made it feel more like you were doing it together than if you couldn't see each other the whole way.

dustemhenderson said...

That's cool Nancy!! I'm not much of a swimmer, but I do want to train for a marathon next summer (to get back into shape after baby number two). It's always nice to have a goal in mind to keep you motivated to stay in shape. Nice job!

Chelsi said...

Nice work! That is awesome you passed him for a minute... that would really get me pumped too! After I have our little boy I'm planning to do a 1/2 marathon or something to get me motivated next year. Can't wait to see the pics.

Holly said...

I am so proud of you Nanc! What a huge accomplishment! I wish I was in that great of shape! You go girl!! :)

Will and Heidi said...

So cooool! I can't wait for the photos!