Monday, July 13, 2009

Today I...

Today I ran a marathon…

Well, really I ran 6 miles, but it FELT like 26.2!!! For me, 6 miles is pretty darn far! Daddy and I ran from our house all the way until Daddy’s Garmin said 6 miles, but Mama and Reis were nice enough to ride their bikes with us part of the way and bring us cold water. Then we went to breakfast because I was starving. I tried something new since this was far for me: we ran five minutes, then walked one (then repeated it over and over and over). I would pick out spot where I thought we would start to walk, just to keep my mind busy, and that definitely helped a lot!

So, why did I run so far (for me?) Because, in 2 weeks my Dad and I are traveling to New York, New York for the NYC Tri. It is an Olympic distance, and this will be the longest triathlon I will have ever done, and I am so excited! My mom is very, very worried, but I’m just excited. She and my brother will be at his swim meet in Nashville, so she’s worried because she knows I’ll be out there alone. I’ll be fine, I know I will!!

Saturday I did a one-mile swim. It was at Deer Point Lake in Panama City Beach, and my swim coach, brother, dad, friend from the swim team, and lots of my mom and dad’s training buddies did the swim. My time was 29 minutes, my brother was 31, and my Dad’s was 38. My friend from the swim team (Carlee) came in first over all! She did awesome! Mrs. Karen and Mr. Jim (Mom’s training buddies) also did awesome, and Coach Sarah, of course, did really well! My mom had no interest in swimming with us. I don’t understand. Why wouldn’t she want to swim in a dark, murky lake that is rumored to have lots of alligators?

I usually don’t care about the time or numbers (just finishing and knowing I did my best is good enough for me), but I just did the math, and my one-mile swim was exactly the same pace as my three-mile swim! I did a 29 (like I said before) for the mile, and a 1:45 for my three-mile which is EXACTLY the same. How weird is that!? So my mom thinks that I should have gone faster, but I totally felt like I was sprinting!

Let me know if you are doing the NYC Tri and how your training is going!!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pictures From 4th Of July

This time I did actually take the pictures! If you haven't read the post before please do... Thanks!

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Race Report

I hope everyone had a fun-filled July 4th, with

fireworks and tons of watermelon!

I started out my day yesterday by waking up at 3:30 in the morning. What a fun way to start your July 4th holiday huh!? My brother, Dad, and I all drove over to Mariana to do the Freedom Springs Triathlon. For those of you who haven’t done that race before the swim is FREEZING (it’s a spring) and there are tons of weeds! It is the middle of the summer, and I had to wear a wetsuit top, and there were people who were wearing full wetsuits it was so cold. So at the beginning of the tri we had a pre race meeting, and they told us that the men were going to start frst, and the women would be following 3 minutes after. I was really mad that we were doing a “wave” start (and we never had at this race before), because I really don’t like passing people, especially through the weeds, but oh well. So I think I was the 4th woman out of the water, and I got to see my dad in the transition area. Oh the bike felt awesome, even though I got passed by all the men that I passed in the swim J Usually by the time I get to the run I get mad at myself for going too hard at the beginning, but this time I felt awesome, and I met this really nice lady who was fast, but I really needed that! My time at the end of a 400 yard siwm 10 mile bike, and a 3 mile run was a 1:18, and I beat my mom’s time from last year, and I droped 12 minuets from my race last year! I have met the nicest people at all these triathlons!

My dad also did the triathlon, and he dropped 10 minuets off his time from last year, wich is HUGE!! My brother did the little kids triathlon, and it was a 100 yard swim 3 mile bike 1 mile run! I think it is a little short, but perfect for kids 10 and under. I think his time was 21 minutes!!

Then we came home, went to Seaside for bar-b-q, came back and watched amazing fireworks at the beach.

What a fun day! I forgot to take pictures though (I know how boring blogs are with out pictures so here are some funny July 4th pics)!!

Thanks for reading, and let me know if any of you guys are doing the NYC triathlon July 26th! I would love to meet you!

Ok there aren’t any funny 4th of July pictures so I have to post plain old boring fireworks, because a blog can’t go without pictures!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pictures From IronGirl

Hey everyone! Here are some pics from the IronGirl race... Sorry it took so long!

Here is my mom and I! I look pretty bad... don't I!?

This is the woman that I gave my tire and tube to! She was so nice, and I'm glad that I could help her finish her first triathlon!!!

Here is my mom, and she made it through the swim (WHOOO HOOO)!!!

Here I am pretty sick, after the swim. :(

Here is my hungry horse. :0)

Thanks for reading......looking!

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