For years I have wanted to do a triathlon. So, this year on July 1st, my mama and I finally did one! I figured it might be our first and last one, but we were going to have fun.
With the triathlon there was a duathlon and a 5K run. My papa was doing the 5K. We all started out together running. I knew running would be my strong point, so my strategy was to do my best in it and just try to survive the rest of the race.
That went as planned. I set a PR in the 5K. And then I was totally out of breath. I was tired and ready to stop. But, no, now I had to bike 13 miles. The first 10 miles seemed all up-hill with the wind in my face. I was passed by a lot of people. But finally I made a turn and the wind was at my back. Hooray! I finished. Now all that was left was the 300 meter pool swim.
I took it easy and just went for a nice, slow swim. I'm not a great swimmer. It was a challenge to swim straight across the pool without swerving into the other lanes. And since I was so tired, it was hard to pay attention. I almost collided a couple times with other swimmers who weren't paying attention either. But I had fun and didn't drink too much water. After awhile I was done.
We enjoyed watching mama finish her swim. Then it was time for granola bars and medals!
I won my age group. I know it sounds great, but actually I was the only one in it. Papa got a medal in the 5K too!
We all had fun. Thank you to the Reinbeck Running Makes Cents Organizers! And thanks Charity for taking the pictures!
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