Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bad Reaction to Flu Shot + Down Time = Blog Update

I have been all but physically assulted by more than a few loving family and friends becuase of my lack luster blogging. I guess it takes angry phone calls and substantial down time (due to side effects of above mentioned flu shot), to get me going. So here it is, it not so many words and lots of pictures....AN UPDATE!
April 2009
I competed in my first triathlon. I ended up doing 3 more throughout the summer and loved it! Safe to say....I am addicted.
This particular race was an Xterra race (meaning you mountain bike instead of road bike) and I did the race with our good friends Jess and Andrew Wood. Race Day ended up being rainy and freezing. It had been raining for several days prior to the race, giving the moutain bike course ample time to get nice and muddy. Special thanks to a supportive Quinn (love you!) for being my photographer/ cheerleader.
Here I am pre-race...cold but excited and ready to take on the competition!
In T1, transition between the swim and the bike.

Ready to face the muddy mountain bike course

Turning the last corner on the run and sprinting to the finish line.

We did it!! Jess and I post-race excited, muddy, and ready for a warm shower.