I am an Iron Girl!
Well some of you may recall me mentioning months ago that I was going to compete in my 2nd triathlon. (previous post here)
Well I did it!
I am extremely proud of my time and my ability to finish the race. I didn't get as much training in as I would have liked but I showed up and did my best. First swam 1 mile in a lake and then rode 17 miles on bicycle and then ran 3.4 miles. And yes that .4 of a mile does matter! The experience was amazing. The energy is contagious and the sense of accomplishment in the end is worth the sore legs I had for 2 days after. I highly recommend it to any woman. No matter how old you are or what size you are. I met a woman racing that was 77 years old and I met another woman who had her first baby 8 weeks ago and while putting on my bike helmet, I spotted her putting nursing pads in her tri suit. "Do you think anyone else here is wearing nursing pads?", she asked me with laughter in her voice. "nope", I replied with a smile. And then a woman 6 months pregnant ran by us to start the bike. It takes all kinds and for that I am so grateful.