Thursday, December 9, 2010
Birthdays, Triathlons, etc.
First off; the triathlon! I finished and won first place in my age group. I'm pretty sure I was the only woman in my age group, but whatever. I didn't even know how to swim when I started training for this thing in July. The run was my fastest time ever, I was completely shocked. My bike, Fabio the Italian Stallion, developed a flat from a slow leak in the rear tube. This made the bike section but slow and excruciatingly painful. I still finished thanks to the handy-dandy CO2 cartridges that I was given and finished the swim in record time. Technology is our friend.
So I think I'll do another one. The people that I met were friendly and supportive beyond words. The feeling that I came away with is that my body, with the appropriate amount of preparation, would do anything I asked of it and that my mind can get around just about anything.
Tomorrow is my 40th birthday. I'm not sure what 40 is supposed to feel like but this is not bad. If this is the ramp up for the rest of my life, bring it.