Friday, August 5, 2016

Headwaters Adventure Race 2016

This was my first race since October 2014! Crazy!  Got pregnant, had a baby, recovered from pregnancy with the help of a PT who has her doctorate in PT and specializes in women's health.  She taught me the importance of getting back into shape correctly and on the correct time table (diatasis recti / pelvic floor, etc).  I did not start running until 6 months post partum on her advice.  It is hard seeing other women who go about things differently (running up until giving birth, running 6 weeks post partum) but Dr. Marsden has taught me so much about how that isn't good for the long term.  We only get one body and we have to treat it correctly!

Anyhow!  My first race!  This is my favorite race and consists of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, and 5 mile kayak.  Everything was going great and I had just passed up a super fast lady on mile 5 of the bike that I'm normally gunning for.  I turned left.  The course went right.  Doh!  I ended up biking 3 extra miles.   I'm not sure how but I still ended up winning my age group.  Time: 2:08:27.   I would have definitely been top 3 overall female if not for my blunder.   Nick did AWESOME!  He was 4th overall and 1st in his age group.  1:49:46.  We had fun and I learned to always memorize the turns before the race. Can't assume it will be marked and can't assume there will be anyone in front of you.

Next up will be the Portage Lakes Triathlon in September!  Gotta get swimming.  I've been slacking off. Babies make things difficult to say the least.

checking out my swimming form via drone :)