Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tri the Pee Dee

Yesterday I competed in the Tri the Pee Dee Triathlon in Florence, SC. 700 meter open water swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. Time: 01:34:54. It was a request to Scott for my birthday (though not until the 24th) . . . that we could all go up there, stay over night, and they would cheer me on as I tried not to die and cross the finish line. :0) It was definitely lots of fun though I am feeling some soreness today. I don't know what it is about doing these triathlons but it feels so good! Maybe I am just enjoying being athletic again like back in the good 'ol high school and college days. But it also takes discipline and hard work in training. It presents a challange and I really like that. In this race I managed to come in 2nd place in my division (I missed 1st by 50 seconds)!!! Finishing alltogether was a massive accomplishment as this was my first real lake swim. But to be able to be competitive in my division and even in overall women is GREAT! Here are a few pics. Scott was doing well following me in the swim until Easton distracted him. So we ended up with 8 pictures of some other lady swimming. :0) I'm in the middle in the black suit.











For my next triathlon I'll be in Utah. Hooray!!!

10 comments:

Angie said...

Way to go, Jess! You are totally coming in 1st place next time around.

Threlfall Mysteries said...

Jess, you are seriously AMAZING. How do you do it? I am so excited for you and you look incredible. Keep up the great work, and I'll be rooting for you from Indy while you're doing your next Utah Tri. Keep it up woman!!!

Sandie said...

I agree with Angie! How cool would it be to get first back home? I am rooting for you girl!

Mindy said...

Yay! Go you!!

ammon and hayley said...

Wow Jess, you're amazing!! I think something like that would literally KILL me!! running one mile nearly does me in!! I can't wait to see you when you come in August! You'll get to meet my husband :)

Erin said...

Jess! You go girl! You are such an inspiration. I don't know how you are doing these Triathlons! Simply amazing. Your pictures look awesome. I signed up for the Jessica Sprague class too, but haven't had time to do any of the assignments. I'm still in good ol' Santa Clara and have been so busy. Lots of fun...but busy. :)

p.s. You look GREAT!!!

The Harrises said...

Way to go Jessica. That looks like fun. Your little Mia is looking amazingly sweet. I like how she stayed awake for you to watch you race.

Frei Family said...

Jess-I think I had an anxiety attack just by seeing the picture of you swimming in the open water with fifty women surrounding you! :0
It makes me want to scream for a life jacket. I admire you. Your photos look awesome. We cant wait to see you in august. Mia is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Love her curls.

Chris and KayDee said...

Good Job!! How was the open water swim?? Scary?? Mia is so big and has so much hair!! Can't wait to see her.

Jason and Tawni said...

Holy crap, great job Jess! I could NEVER do that, I am super proud of you. (PS You look great!!!)