Saturday, June 02, 2007

See you on the other side

There were horrible storms last night that kept waking me up. Which was fine, since I had a horrible race nightmare to go with.

I had a dream that they couldn't find my registration and I had to go to the library to look it up online, but then there was no way that I could print it, and on the way back to the race, I got stuck in a Christmas parade. I ended up missing the whole thing. In the dream. In real life, I'm about to have my PB sandwich, hop in the shower and load up my crap.

With any luck at all, the next time I log in, I will be a triathlete.

I'm done. Finished in 1:54, by my watch. Swim took me more than 15 minutes -- for some reason, I just couldn't move in the deeper end (all of 5 1/2 feet!). Bike was done in under an hour, and the run took me 35:51 minutes for 3.35 miles.

I was *NOT* the last one across the line... there was a guy who had a blowout on the bike who came in after me, although I don't think his times count. I caught up to Andrea, a T-in-Ter who had leg cramps and was walking about mile 1.5 of the run, and we ran in together, although she ran ahead of me at the end.

That was the hardest thing I've ever done. And that's coming from a person with five 5:00+ hour marathons under her belt. And two pregnancies with 9+ pound babies. How lucky that I don't have to wait long to do it again!!


Vickie said...

Congratulations! Now you've come of age. I'll bet you can't wait until the next one. Great finish time too.

JohnnyTri said...

ALright now you ur in da club!

and thats right, will have to see ya up in the Big D area come July!


Diane Kucera said...

So, So, So, So, SO Proud of you! My favorite Tri-Athlete! I am beaming with pride and joy!!!!!!!


Allez said...

Congrats! :-) It was a tough run & bike route. And it got very hot during the run. Funny about the dream. I had a dream the night before the tri that I got lost on the run route but managed to place 3rd. It somewhat came true! ;-)

I take it this was your first one. They get easier. I've only done 5 sprints now and this was was the most challenging bike course because of all the hard turns.

From Here to There said...

C, I was so excited to read your email last night! But I was also totally confused (I haven't been able to read any blogs for several days and thought I'd lost a week!).

You are outstanding! Congratulations on becoming a triathlete! You have no idea how impressed I am that you set your goal, and did all the work to make it a success.

I've never tried a tri, but I have completed a few du's. And they are hard, but soooo much fun. I'm sure next week is going to be just as great. I can't wait to read all about it!

Jane said...

Congratulations! Amazing that you do all this and still are a busy mom. I understand your junk food need....

Marissa said...

way to go!! congratulations

IM Able said...


You totally rocked your first time -- you should be so proud! I'd pay cash dollar for that run time and you have worked so hard on your swim.

Sit back and enjoy the new title: Triathlete!