Today was the BIG day and I finally competed in the Hoot Lake Triathlon. I've been training for 3 months and I was really pleased with how I ended up doing. Shawn and all the kids drove/ran around to cheer for me during the race and they managed to get lots of video and pictures so I put them together using Windows Movie Maker to share with all my family.
My goal was to not walk during the run portion of the triathlon and I made it! This was a really hilly bike course and the last mile of the run was all up hill too. I ran 8:24 minute miles, which I thought was pretty good after the swim and bike.
A big thanks to Matt Shirkey who loaned me his racing bike, which made a big difference in my biking time and also to Kelsey Shirkey who let me borrow her triathlon outfit since she was only doing the swim this year. I'm thinking that I may need to get my own racing bike, but I have to save a $1,000 or so first. (Crazy!)
I'm all ready for next year!