You think pretty, I wonder what is in there?
Nervous time before the start.
On my first weekend back from Alaska I did a triathlon after only practicing once! I drove to NH to do it because I had a conflict with the one here on Sunday. The bike was short but so was the swim so I guess it was okay. It was a little more pond than lake but I have gotten better about that. I was in the last wave of 4 so I figure things will be "gone" by the time I go and if you know otherwise don't tell me. The swim seemed longer than 400 yards to me but I finally got it done. I was nervous before the whole thing started and it was about half way through the bike before I got over it. The bike went well and I ended up doing best during the bike leg. I passed a lot of people which rocks in my world. My pace was good (for me) in spite of not doing any serious biking except the one practice this week. I think there were a lot of new people so I wasn’t the only person not thrilled with swimming at all! I did better on the run than I have in awhile, getting my best 5K time of the year in spite of it being at the end of a triathlon. I was second in my age group and they only gave a prize to the first person which was too bad because it was pretty sweet. I was glad I went to get a tri under my belt where I had nothing to compare it to.
Today we did a memorial bike ride for my friend who died this year. It was a very nice and apt way to remember her. I think it is going to be an annual event. It was good to see people but sad to not have Sharon there.