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.
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.”