So how long can I milk the whole - triathlon thing? is that what you are all wondering? Well, as long as I want I decided! lol
we are recruiting more insane women do come and do the triathlon with us next year.... Going to have t-shirts made up with the following quote.
"If it were easy, then everyone would do it. The Hard is what makes it great!"
Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
I just love that quote. This year we saw many woman with the following quote, "The Miracle isn't that I finished, The Miracle is that I began" I can't remember who said the quote - but that is a great quote too! So sums up how I felt this year.
In November I will be running a 1/2 marathon. For me this is even bigger deal than the triathlon, see I have not really ever been a runner. However, that is about to change! I have a program I have started on - 12 weeks. In October I think I am going to do a 10k for the UW Dog Dash. It is about 1/2 the distance (6.2 miles) of a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles)- so that should help me to gauge how well I am doing on my training! I like setting these goals, it is keeping me focused and keeps me excitted about working out. For the first time in a few years - I wore a bathing suit, and felt really good about myself. Am I model thin? No, I will probably never be a size 4 and that is ok. I am happy with myself and that is what matters. To me setting a goal and accomplishing it makes me happy and proud of myself. The thought of a 1/2 marathon is terrifying. But I figure if it was easy - well then everyone would do them! So the quote really fits this new goal too. Anyway - that is what is happening for now.
While I usually look forward to summer ending - this year I am savoring everylast sunny day! For the first time in a long time I don't want summer to end! I can feel fall coming on, and I will welcome it soon. But for now I am enjoying the warm sunny days and getting outdoors as much as possible before the rain comes!!
Here are some more wonderful pics of the triathlon - these were taken by the official triathlon photgraphers.
My mom and I at the finish line! It is not a pretty picture of me - however I love my mom's enthusiasm it makes me smile....
Liz at the finish line.
Riding along Lake Washington Blvd. Do I look like a pro or what? I didn't know before doing the ride if I would ever want to do a triathlon again, so I purchased the cheapest helmet I could find.... so it didn't fit too great - I think it was crooked the whole ride... so I will be investing in a little bit better helmit this next year!