I did it! It was great! I feel great!
There were all sorts of adventures, mishaps, comical goings-on and plenty of peak experiences. I’m working on my race report which will have everything in excruciating detail. But the basic thing to report is that I was prepared. I met my goal of finishing in under four hours and not last (that’s walking the run and with a tire blowout).
Yes, I am rather achy today in pretty much every muscle, but hey, it was a four hour workout—even the veterans I went with tell me it takes a week to recover. Still, we’ll all be back at swim class on Tuesday. I think I’m hooked! Yay triathlon! Long live the Athena!*
*Athena is a very cool sounding name for a 150+ lb female competitor