Nick and I met at the University of Akron and so I thought it would be super fun to do this race together! He has never done a triathlon with swimming so he wasn't really super excited about that part. I told him to take breaks whenever he needed to; a big advance an indoor triathlon in a pool has over an outdoor one in a lake! I beat him on the swim, he beat me on the bike, and we tied on the run. He did awesome! Nick got 3rd overall and I got 15th overall (they put all men and women in one big category together).
I really wish I had kept up this blog. I miss old "blog friends" whose blogs have disappeared over the years as mine has. Wish we had a "blog friend" reunion to see how big everyone's kids are etc.
If you were wondering about a family update, this little spunky princess is now 16 months old! CRAZY! She wore undies 3 days in a row this week so far with only 1 accident. REALLY CRAZY! I started elimination communication at birth and honestly it really is true: girls are easier to potty train. Love this girl sooooo much!
My first indoor triathlon! I want to try new things this year and do new races I've never done. This was an 8 pm race so I thought no biggie until I found out I was in wave 6, starting at 10:05 pm. Woof! I went waaaaay too early (thought we had to be there for a 7:45 prerace meeting; turns out that was optional haha) but I learned a lot by watching the 5 heats before me.
20 min swim - 17 laps, each lap was 50 yds, for 850 yards total
20 min bike - 5.79 (whatever that means, they calculate the number from your watts and your weight)
20 min run - 22 laps or 2.75 miles
I ended up winning my age group and being the fourth overall female. I'll take it. My goal this winter is to improve my swimming so I'm going to do a masters swim class at a local Y this next session. Pretty excited!
A new race this year, I signed up bc it was super cheap. Then Blaine decided he wanted to do the race too! He did a great job for his first 5k. Too bad it was pouring rain / sleet. Haha winter in Ohio!