This past weekend we were in Fernandina Beach for another triathlon. This time, I did it too. While I don’t really race to compete per se, I set goals and try to accomplish those. I hadn’t raced since the Peachtree City Tri in 2006 – the month before Joe and I got married. I do a good amount of running with Hannah in the stroller, but as for swimming and biking – not so much. I swam a few times and actually went out riding only twice. Joe set up the bike on the trainer inside so once I put Hannah down for her morning nap, I would occasionally do a bike workout while watching the Tour (Now, that is inspiration!). While I didn’t feel “ready” Joe (my coach) had lots of confidence in me. It was my first ocean swim in a race. Almost all the women started at one time. It was frantic. The water was a little rough. The weather was VERY hot and humid, despite it being 7:30 in the morning. I was exhausted, but I didn’t walk. All in all, I did well. I was happy with my performance. Joe did great! He finished third in his age group, which is probably the most competitive age group among triathletes. He qualified for Nationals next month and we are very excited. Tuscaloosa, here we come!
Our friend Wade took the pictures of us in action. Too bad I didn’t get one of our cheering section. Thank you Wade, Anna, Erin, Kristen, and Carly…and Hannah!