Not that I'm much of a writer. But, I've been experiencing my own bout of writer's block.
|"I Can Tri" Sprint Tri, 2012|
In fact, the results of my Sprint Triathlon on Saturday is something I would normally be anxious to get written down. Every day I delay I seem to forget the details.
Due to my lack of words, it goes like this:
Considering that my division only had 11 people, I am not sure how excited I should be about that. Still that's top 20%. It counts for something, right? My itunes gift card winnings are telling me "Yes". [If you are interested, I plan to buy add-on packs for Ticket to Ride. I'm addicted.]
Though, I didn't get "on the podium" for overall gender, I am even more proud of my 4th place here than my 2nd place in the division. There were 88 women total. Putting me in the top 5%. That's brag worthy. Even without an itunes gift card to show for it.
And if you add the men in, there were a total of 161 participants. I took 23rd. Top 15%. Also proud of that.
Here were my final times:
Swim (400m): 09:34
Bike (9 miles): 30:54
Run (5k): 27:11
Finish Time: 01:09:40
I did take 1st in something. Bike transition time (T1). Finally proof of my undressing/dressing speed skills ;)
A few things to be said about this race:
(1) I wasn't a big fan of the pool setting for the swim. It was hectic. I got kicked in the face, swum on top of, and navigating around/away from people slowed me down. And with all that, we had to cross over/under the lane ropes. Not really a fan. [But, I was a fan of seeing my mom at the starting line. She totally looked at Krick and I like we were 5 again. She was so excited for us! She's always my biggest supporter at races. Thanks again for being there, Mom.]
(2) My cycling has improved. After the disappointment at Spudman, I couldn't be happier about doing better here. Thank you bike computer. It's such a game changer.
|Finishing the run. Grasping my side in pain.|
(5) KC and Paul came out to cheer me on. Super fun to have them there! [And I appreciate them sticking around for the award ceremony.]
|Kase and I after the race.|
|Krick and I at the finish line.|
That's all folks!