Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What's next???

I finished my first triathlon this past weekend (sprint distance: 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run). It was such a blast!! I left my house at 5:30 am in the POURING rain. When we got to the lake however, it wasn't raining! Yippee!! I was pretty nervous about riding my bike in the rain. So there we are, all standing in our various heats before the swim start, and it starts pouring again. Bummer. I guess I shouldn't have uncovered all my stuff at transition. Needless to say, my shoes, socks, and everything else were soaked. But, we all pushed on anway, and I actually did pretty well I think. I did witness a few people crash on their bikes around slippery corners, so I really took my time on the bike. My shoes probably weighed about 20 lbs when I started the run because of all the water, so that made it fun. :) I took my time during transitions because I really wanted to soak everything in (not the rain, the experience). It was actually pretty comical watching everyone stress out about getting all their gear on or off. I especially liked the REALLY serious competitors with all the high-end gear, but don't look like they've ever actually used it, if you catch my drift. You find all kinds of body types at these things (don't worry, I realize they were probably wondering how I would make it through as well)! Anyway, I ended up finishing in 1 hour 33 min. Thanks to Erik for supporting me through all my training and very rarely complaining! You're the best honey! So, now I need a new goal. I'm going to continue with 1/2 marathons, and probably do a full marathon in June. I'd like to stick to tri's too, they're just so much fun! I'm throwing around the idea of training for a fitness competition (my friend Ashlee inspired me, she looks AMAZING!!!). But I'd rather not do the actual competition. I just want to do the training. We shall see. It takes a LOT of time and effort, and I'm not sure my little family is ready for me to be gone working out all the time again. Any other suggestions?

Coming to the finish line and waving to my biggest fans!

The kids waiting for me to hurry up!! Troy was thrilled to be there. :)

19 comments:

Kiirsty said...

I am so proud of you! That is awesome. I hope you continue to post about these things... it inspires me!

Lori said...

Inspirational for sure! You are much cooler than me! I havent worked out since december or so. Now we're done with our house though and our workout bike has a nice spot, I'm going to start back up. Congrats doing such a great job!

Lori said...

Oh, your blog has hyperlink code in it, that's why it's red with the hover line. Just go to the "edit html" option and erase anything in < > tags in the first paragraph.

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

Thanks Kirsten! Lori, thanks, I'm kind of computer illiterate! :)

Kelly said...

Yeah! You did it!

Cassie said...

Way to go Marcie! You are awesome. And Happy Birthday to Troy, cute little guy. We are excited to see you.

Melissa Taylor said...

NICE!! That is so awsome. You and Ashlee have inspired me to get off my lazy butt and work out 1 hr a day!!! You're the best. Luv ya!

Claire said...

Well done Marcie, pretty cool! You have inspired me to eat less, I still hate running. I will ride my bike though, I'd sink if I had to swim. Way to go, I truly think it is awesome!!!

The Evans Family said...

Way to go Marcie! That is so great!Those tri's do look fun! I was thinking about doing one next year here in Emmett!

Steve O'Connor & Shay Yost said...

Miss hot stuff, good for you that is awesome!

The Wi Family said...

So you don't even like you had just been doing all that for over an hour!!! You're amazing! Way to go.

Mandy said...

Wow! Congratulations! What an accomplishment...for both you and Erik!

The Cope Family said...

Way to go Marcie!! I think I am going to start up 1/2 marathons again. I'm probably running one in Boise next May. You should too!!!

Rod Stratton said...

Congrats Marcie! Great job. I've been trying to think about the averages to see if you were faster than me, but I don't think I have enough info. I saw your run average pace though, and that was much faster than me. I've been trying to decide what to do next as well. I'd love to do another tri, but my access to a free pool just went away. Like you, I don't know if my family can stand me taking the time to train for another half marathon or marathon. Keep it up!

Auna Leigh said...

HOly cow! I am so proud of you! That's amazing. YOu are truly my inspiration! Love you!

Darin and Melinda said...

Yeah Marcie!!! That is so great...I am doubly impressed because you have two little kids. Way to go!

The de la Houssaye's said...

Way to go marcie! Next may the Duffy family is all doing the half marathon you should do it with us!

B.S. said...

Yay Marcie!!! Way to go, we should pick something to do together!

banananutmeg said...

i love it! you are awesome! and your hair looks rad blowing in the wind as you run!