Sunday, April 10, 2011

Beachside Boogie

That is the name of the duathlon I did this morning.  It was on the shoreline and what a beautiful morning!  It was cool, but not cold, and the sun was out.  I did my first 2 miles in 17 min (a personal best!)  and then hit the bike for 10 miles.  The off road parts were a little scary, but not too terrible.  My good friend and godson showed up to cheer me on, which was awesome.  I finished the bike feeling strong with an older gentleman behind me on the bike cheering me on (how nice!).  The final 2 mile run started slightly tough, my legs were a bit jelly like at the start, but I picked it up and finished it in 18:30. I hung around with a few friends afterwards cheering on the remaining finishers and then they announced the winners and low and behold I came in first in my age group!  Holy cow!!!  I was so excited, I jumped up and down like a little kid!  My neighbor who was with me was screaming and yelling and it felt great!  My friend won 2nd place in her division too and more celebrating ensued.  All in all, i had a great time and I got a confidence boost going into my next event (a 5K I am hoping for a personal best in!)


  1. First place - congratulations!!!!!

    What a great way to start the season.

    I'm sure that 5K personal best is on the way.