One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)



Sunday, August 16, 2009

She Swims, She Rides, She Runs, SheROX!

I did it!! Here are the stats -- I told myself I didn't care how long I took, but deep down I didn't want to take much longer than 1 hr 45 minutes... I'm happy with my results :)
Swim '00:20:09'
Trans1 '00:05:02'
Bike '00:37:59'
MPH 18.9
Trans2 '00:02:58'
Run '00:27:15'
Pace '00:08:47'
Final '01:33:24' Overall Rank 327 of 3709 Class Rank 40 of 376

The race was hard -- but a ton of fun. It was so great to have my mom, Travis, and the kids there cheering me on. There were multiple times during the race when I would hear them (Trav) cheering my name - it gave me a boost every time! It was such a nice feeling :) I also need to thank Travis for putting up with all of my morning and evening work-outs - and sacrificing some of our "quality" time together.
The swim was tough - and as predicted, I was completely relieved when it was over with. Here are a couple quick videos from the beginning of the race: #1 and #2 It was so chaotic in the water -- people swimming over other people, getting kicked, swallowing mouthfuls of water, etc. It took everything I had to maintain composure and not freak out... not too much anyway.The bike was my favorite -- I'll have to remember to thank my favorite spinning instructor :)

The run was fun, too. If you look at my pace (8:47/mile) it isn't anything stellar -- but believe me, your legs feel like jell-0 and your feet are numb for the first mile or so after you get off the bike!

Overall, it was a pretty empowering event. I put in a lot of hours and hard work -- and afterwards it felt like a pretty awesome accomplishment :)



More pictures here on Snapfish if anyone is interested...

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Awesome!!!! You not only finished you did great :) I hope I can get the motivation to do something like this someday!

The Wi Family said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is so awesome. Very impressive times too and you look super buff!!! So what are you going to do with all your spare time now?

AJ said...

Congrats! What great times on all your events!

Melissa said...

Like I said....AWESOME! Now only if I could/would swim or bike...

Laura said...

Congrats Michelle!!!

Brianne said...

Wow! You amaze me. Great job.

Kara said...

I am such a sap and cried looking at your pics and video. I am so proud of you. Congratulations!! I hope you got my message before the race :) I wish I was there to cheer you on.

Love you lots!!! xoxoxo

alanna rose said...

You should be so proud! You did awesome!!!

The Kirkwood Family said...

You are amazing! Congrats on the awesome finish, the hard work to get there really paid off. And yes - you need to thank your hubby! And dang woman... you look hot! Look at those pipes... and legs! What a great accomplishment, 30 years old, two kids... Nice work!

The Wyatt's said...

Congratulations, Michelle!! What a great accomplishment. You should be so proud of all the hard work and dedication it took for you to complete this! Congrats!