I did not come in last.
It was good. Very good.
I honestly can't believe how good it felt. Running across the finish line was entirely too fun.
I highly recommend this Tri to anyone considering it next year. This was an all women tri which made it like a big group of girlfriends all just on one big long workout. Before I got in the pool I had three new friends to hang out with on the pool deck. It felt great to jump in the pool and know that there were plenty of other, um, not so strong swimmers in there too.
(let's face it, as one of my new friends put it, "I know how to not drown. Actual 'swimming', not so much." That sums up my pool portion really well) Everyone that passed you passed with a "keep it up!", "you're doing great!", or some other kind, happy, encouraging statement.
It was lovely.
The amazing range of ages, sizes, and athletic ability were so fun to see. It was an all-around inspiring day.
There were some very serious athletes, they were in crazy good shape! (the winners finished in 1hr 2sec. Holy smokes! The top three were separated by just seconds!) There were a bunch of first timers like myself, and some ladies there just to be there and try to make it to the end. Truly a wonderful experience!
And now for your viewing pleasure: Me.
No, seriously not just me, but here is my first triathlon in all it's glory.
(and me and my love handles making it to the finish line!)
On to June where I'll have Tri number 2, and hopefully number 3 as well to give me three races (with three events), for my three decades. 30 feels good!