oc triathlon

by @according2kelly on February 7, 2011

waking up is hard to do. especially when your alarm is going off at 3:45am & you know that in just a few short hours you will soon be suiting up & swimming {nearly} a mile, riding 24.8 miles & running 6.2 miles. oy vey! once again, what have i gotten myself into? luckily, i have my handy dandy team sparkle skirt on hand to keep me motivated. call me silly, but when you’re racing pretty – everything else just seems to fall into place.

team sparkle at orange county triathalon1.5 K lake swim: 39 minutes & 1 second

40K bike ride: 1 hour 35 minutes & 21 seconds

10 K run: 1 hour, 6 minutes & 43 seconds

teams sparkle at oc triathalontotal time: 3 hours, 27 minutes & 25 seconds

not exactly my best race ever. in fact, i was nearly 10 minutes slower than my last triathlon… placing me 18 out of 23 in my age group &  531 out of over 600 overall. sure, there may have been some “lady” cramps involved, but all-in-all i had a fabulous time at the oc triathlon. once again i LOVED racing in my signature turquoise sparkle skirt (just thinking about it now makes me smile). while i may not have podiumed, my friend elise did – she’s amazing! when i grow up, i want to be her. but to be honest, i don’t race for results… i race to survive. eleanor roosevelt once said “do one thing everyday that scares you.” & trust me, racing triathlons still scares me to death.

8 comments
Kristen
Kristen

Hi kelly! I've just found your blog and I've loved going back and reading through your archives...you and your family are adorable! You probably already know this, but just in case, I thought I'd mention that your widgets at the end of every post don't seem to be working. Nice job on your triathalon! You're my new hero! :)

Emily faliLV
Emily faliLV

Kelly - You are awesome! Congrats on your race - even if you weren't happy about the time. You really inspire me to keep trying running. Love the pictures - thank you for sharing!! PS - if you get up at 345 to train - what time do you go to bed??

Kasey
Kasey

Congrats!! What an inspiration you are. Cute skirt!!

TravelinOma
TravelinOma

You run circles (and swim and bike them) around me. I'm in awe!

Kristen
Kristen

Awesome! An olympic length triathlon is on my to do list this year... but right now I'm training for the Ragnar :) Thanks for being inspiring!

Linda R.
Linda R.

Congrats! Can I ask where you got your knee brace from? I see you wear it in all your races, so it must be great! I'm looking for a "better" one than I currently have. Thanks!

Katherine
Katherine

Congratulations! I am so impressed with people just running, let alone completing a triathlon! This is something that I would love to do, but am just trying to muster up some motivation to just exercise some daily...but, that's another story, blah, blah, blah! Anyhow, good for you and AWESOME job!

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