It’s crazy but true, I am officially a Tri-athlete! Last weekend was the Jersey Girl Triathalon – A PREMIER WOMEN’S […]
It’s crazy but true, I am officially a Tri-athlete! Last weekend was the Jersey Girl Triathalon – A PREMIER WOMEN’S ONLY EVENT AT THE JERSEY SHORE! I was encouraged by an old babysitter – now a friend of mine, that I could do it. I registered, trained and triumphantly swam 300 yards in the ocean, biked 11 miles and ran 3 miles! My 21-year-old daughter joined me, as well as two of my nieces. It was an exhilarating, delightful and thrilling day. The best part – we felt like ROCKSTARS!
I won’t go into excruciating detail, and believe me, parts of it were excruciating, but it was much harder than I thought it would be. I trained for all parts individually, but I never did biking and running on the same day. So, after the 11-mile bike ride, my legs felt like bricks and running was punishing until the very last step. I walked most of the way but ran across the finish line! I will most likely do it again, this time training more wisely and devoting more time for bike-run days. You can do it, too! All you have to do is “tri”!