running, & biking, & swimming. oh my!

by @according2kelly on August 10, 2010

my first (but definitely not my last) triathlon. exciting, exhilarating, breathtaking & absolutely terrifying all at once. even though i experienced a panic attack during the swim & took a bit of a tumble on the bike (flew over the handle bars, head first into a patch of poison oak), i still managed to take home 3rd place in my age group. (& before you ask, yes! there were more than 3 ladies entered in my age division.) considering i am not a swimmer & the thought of moutain biking still makes me nervous, taking 3rd is a HUGE accomplishment.

1/2 mile lake swim: 13:42

15 mile mountain bike: 2:01:56

3 mile trail run: 38:29

total time: 2:58:26.4

team sparkle & team poseidon, as a group, pretty much rocked the race. brenna came in 1st place in her age group, and both elise & carrie came in 2nd place in their respective age groups. oh, & the husbands didn’t do too shabby either. my jeffy came in 1st place in his age group & skyler (elise’s hubby) came in 2nd in his age division, & 4th overall! & we can’t forget the princess – at just 7 years old, she was the youngest girl to compete & still managed an impressive 5th place finish! all i can say… speaking from experience, nothing is impossible when team sparkle’s got “your back.”

4 comments
Jessica
Jessica

Congratulations on finishing so well! I can honestly say that I'd do a marathon before doing a triathlon. I would be too scared of the swimming!

CWorld
CWorld

you rock! you doing the disney run this year?

whoorl
whoorl

Dude. You are my hero.

Lin
Lin

That's so awesome, congratulations! I love the sparkly skirts haha.

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