Monday, April 26, 2010

My First Triathlon

Howdy Folks, it's been a while, hasn't it? Forgive my abrupt blog stoppage. I know many of you cried yourself to sleep night after night not knowing what was going on in my life. That, or maybe you found better things to consumer your life with, like Justin Bieber or something awesome.
Anywho, I ran in the Caveman Sprint Triathlon this past weekend in Flower Mound, Tx. I finished 358th out of 550 people, coming in at 1 hour and 33 minutes. I learned a lot of things (both good and bad) from doing this bucket-list event. Here are a few of each:


  1. Train - don't be like me and swim one time the week of the race and think you have secret fish gils that they won't detect at the start line.
  2. Have Fun - I had a smile on my face the whole time because I had so much fun. I wasn't there to be competitive as much as I just wanted to finish without stopping and I did that!
  3. Go with a friend - I ran this race with Michelle Reed (aka Reeder) and we had a blast going to Dallas the day before and seeing each other at the finish line.
  1. Bring your mountain bike - this wasn't a huge deal, but I know it made a difference in how much energy I used compared to those people that looked effortless on their streamline road bikes.
  2. Wear a brief style swim suit - everyone and their mom had knee length swim suits except for the idiot from Lindale (aka me). My white man thighs were like a beacon of light and instantly showed everyone this was my first time running a triathlon.
  3. Think you're slow just because you've never done a triathlon before - I woefully underscored my ability when predicting my times and because of that, I had to wait a couple hours to actually start the race. So basically, I had to sit around in my brief style suit around others who looked legit.
All in all, it was a blast and I've already started looking for the next race to do. I'm thinking I'd like to do an Olympic Triathlon next, which is basically a double of everything we did this weekend. EVERYONE SHOULD DO A TRIATHLON!