.3 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 5 k run = One hour and 26 minutes of joy, pain, endorphins, and adrenaline.
After two months of being injured, and two weeks of crash training, I am proud to say that I finished my triathlon in Charleston and felt good afterwards
I didn’t try to race it, as I knew I wasn’t in shape to get a great time (and I didn’t want to re-injure myself!), so my times were a little slow. BUT…I’m becoming more and more comfortable with open water swimming, which is very scary the first time you do it (I freaked out and did backstroke for the whole swim in my first tri!), and I was able to push myself in the run to do 3 miles in 25 minutes. Not bad, considering my runs have been at about a 10 minute/mile pace lately! That adrenaline you get at the end of a race always seems to allow you to go faster than you’ve trained!
I didn’t bring my camera, but here are some pics from the race website:
Afterwards, we went and had a delicious lunch. I ordered a mahi salad with mango salsa….yum!!! (Sorry, but no pic, I’m a terrible food blogger.) Then, we laid on the beach for a few hours before heading back home. Perfect day.
The next day, I attempted to do an easy run to loosen up my legs. The plan was to go about 4 miles, but after 2 miles, it was clear that my legs were dead! Sometimes you really just need to rest. And eat some good food, which leads me to….
Red quinoa, blackberries, pecans, cinnamon, and agave nectar. This was a very fun and satisfying change from cereal or oatmeal. I got the recipe from 101 cookbooks. Highly recommended
Last night while I was waitressing, I served some parents and their daughter who had just moved their daughter into the dorms that day. I instantly got a huge feeling of nostalgia for my freshman year of college. I just graduated in May, and I think I would relive my college years in a second if given the opportunity. (Not that I don’t still act like a college kid…but I had much less responsibilities 4 years ago.) I’m still young now, but I’m terrified of getting older….marriage, kids, a real job…yikes!!! I just want to play. Question (for those of you who have graduated): Would you want to relive college all over again if you could? Or do you like being an “adult” better?