Thursday, July 31, 2008
300 meter swim 8 minutes 14 seconds
Transition 1: 1 minute 16 seconds
11.5 mile Bike 39 minutes 32 seconds Average of 16.8 MPH
Transition 2: 1 minute 52 seconds
3.1 mile Run 27 minutes 11 seconds Run per Mile: 8:46
Overall Time 1:18:05.3
I know what I can cut back in and hopefully next time you'll see lower times or the same times for more mileage. I forgot to mention that my inspiration to start doing triathlons are my sisters Melissa and Angela. They kick butt at their triathlons so I figured I can at least try. You guys are awesome.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Here I am getting my bike down to go for the bike ride.
Here's the end of the race. I had a little left in me... surprisingly... so I had a kick at the end. I know now that I need to go a little harder on the bike and run so I'm more worn out at the end. ;-)
Samara wanted a drink of Mommy's water at the end so here she is drinking my water. I'm so glad that my kids were able to see me do this. Alyssa keeps saying that she wants to do a triathlon now. I told her that she had to learn to ride her bike without training wheels and learn how to swim and then I'd let her. She got really excited and started running all over the house saying that she was training for her triathlon.
I am so proud of my friend that we were able to do something like this together. It was awesome. So the swim was 300 meters, bike 11.5 miles, and then run 3.1 miles. I don't know my split times yet but I will post them as soon as I do know. My overall time was 1 hour 18 minutes and 5.3 seconds. I was 10th in the 25-29 year old age group. I was 131st overall men and women out of over 310. I was the 38th female... I'm not sure how many raced though. When I find out my splits I'll be posting those as well. Thanks for everyone's support and confidence in me. You'll hear about me doing this again I'm sure. I'm kind of lost as to what to do next. I guess I can just start training for next year. Maybe a marathon soon!!! Who knows.
I'm getting out of the pool in the middle getting ready to run down the slippery grass hill to my bike. I was scared of falling down that hill and then scared of falling off my bike again. I didn't though. That was one of my main goals and I made it.
Alyssa and Samara had a hard time falling asleep they were sooooo excited.
We had to roll Nattie's crib into the bathroom so that she couldn't see us. She didn't want to sleep if we were awake.
My handsome hubby.
I can't believe we have a picture of me the night before the race. I thought I had the camera the whole time.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We went to storytime at the library today and Alyssa and some of her friends went up to help out with the demonstration of the airplane. Alyssa had a really good time and of course wasn't a bit shy to be on stage. She tried tap dancing and twirling, both not part of what she was supposed to be doing, but it was so cute anyways. Here's a glimpse of the excitment.
This is called "Swinging Bridge". I am scared of heigts, not deathly afraid, but enough to make me shaky, this bridge shakes a little as you walk across it so I was a little scared.
Monday, July 14, 2008
We were sitting at our house and Nattie was being so cute and smart playing with the popup toy. She would push them down and then push the buttons for them to go back up. She did it over and over again so I decided to grab the camera. I took three videos and in all three she wasn't very interested in playing with it with the camera on her. Then I started again and this is what I got. Check it out!
She's getting too big. She is going to be a year old already in about a month and a half. I can't believe that!!! Time goes by too fast.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Nattie's wearing Mara's helmet so Samara had to wear my old helmet. We're going to have to get Nattie her own now. Although they don't really need them back there they like to be like Mommy, Daddy, and Syssa.
Syssa's new tandem bike.
Natalie dressed up like a cow.
Alyssa dresed up like a cow. She does have spots on you just can't see them.
Samara dressed up like a cow. She also has spots on but she decided she wanted all her spots in the same place at the bottom of her shirt.
This is who the kids were calling Mr Cow. I thought that one of my girls would be scared of him but they weren't . Samara was in the play area calling out to him, of course he couldn't hear her but she just kept yelling for him. She went and gave him high five and a big hug. It was too cute. Then for the rest of the day she kept asking, "Where's Mr Cow?" It was so cute. They all laughed and laughed every time they saw him. It was a good time.
Syssa also with Mr. Cow. She ran up and gave him ten and then he did high ten and then low ten and too slow. Alyssa got a kick out of it.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This is a pic of the girls when we started on the road to the movie theater. We took out the two middle seats in the van so we'd have room to lay down and watch the movie.
Natalie actually did quite well. The movie didn't start until 8:40 since they have to wait until it gets dark so she fell asleep in the middle of the first movie.
Alyssa was in Pink 6 group.
Alyssa with a couple of her friends.
Hand motions to one of their songs. When Alyssa would get home she would sing me all of her songs that she learned. It's really cool to hear my 5 year old sing to Jesus like she does.