Sunday, March 15, 2009

Parris Island Tri: Mission Accomplished

The tri is over and what an awesome time it was! Despite the pretty cold morning (around 48 degrees) I was able to function well enough to complete the triathlon. Overall it was a great experience and I can't wait for the next one! Here's my countdown . . . .

10 . . . The number of weeks I trained for this event.

9 . . . The number of people I had to pass during the swim.

8 . . . The number of mosquitos bites acquired at packet pick-up the day before.

7 . . . The number of minutes of running it took to gain feeling and warmth back in my legs after the bike.

6 . . . The number of people in my fan club at the race (thanks to the Hardy's for joining the Orchard's!)

5 . . . The number of times I had to "farmer" blow my nose during the bike (remember, it was COLD!).

4 . . . The number of ladies that finished ahead of me in my division.

3 . . . The number of minutes spent in both transitions combined.

2 . . . The number of mini bagels I ate for breakfast (thank you Days Inn).

1 . . . The number of major lessons learned (never miss your designated swim time).

0 . . . The number of times I stopped to walk during the run!!! Yeah!









11 comments:

Keeley said...

I love the "farmer's blow" comment :) Awesome job Jess!!!!

Sandie said...

Okay, that is why I could never do a triathalon. No way am I going to ever do a "farmer's blow!" If there is no place for a hankie, forget it (I have to have some reason for not doing it)! Kudos to you, though!

Threlfall Mysteries said...

YOU RULE GIRL!!! Congrats!!!

Lainee said...

Way to Go! You are Awesome!!!

Frei Family said...

Next step is the marathon:) The things you see doing a marathon makes the farmers blow look like no big deal :) I am so proud of you.

Chris and KayDee said...

CONGRATS!!! I forfot that was this week end! I need to quit being a chicken and sign up for another one!! Honestly all those type of things scare me. Good Job!

Frank, Heidi and Family said...

What a great inspiration you are to all of us who want to do it so badly. You make it look easy- you don't even look winded, but I KNOW IT'S NOT!

Angie said...

Way to go! Loved the countdown!

Jo Buckner said...

Your so awesome! Good job. I bet it feels good!!!

Mindy said...

Great job!

Tiffany said...

Way to go Jess! What an accomplishment. And really, the farmer blow, seriously??!