Here we are just after our big finish.
And here we are with our fan club.
(That's my three on the right and her three on the left.)
The race consisted of 6 miles of canoeing, 5.5 miles of running and 18 miles of biking. We certainly weren't in it to win it, but we did train for several months. The canoeing was fun, the running was easy and the biking nearly killed me.
I did manage to learn a few things from the adventure. First and foremost, just because you know how to ride a bike, doesn't mean you are cut out to bike 18 miles. And most importantly, don't EVER try to compete in a triathlon using your Schwinn bike from Target. I'm fairly certain ever other person in the race passed me on their very expensive road bikes. At one point, during the biking, I asked a timer "How far?" He responded "5 miles". I said, "Wow, only 5 more miles to go!" And he screams "No, you've been 5 miles!!". I almost cried. Somehow I made it through the next 13 miles and over the finish line. I was pretty proud. Setting goals for myself has always been important to me and I am trying to instill that in my children as well. Come to find out, they were pretty proud of me that day too.