We trained hard.
I was still worried about the open water swim, but I was excited at the same time. This tri was open water and a half mile swim. My last tri was pool and 300 swim, but it was a mega-fail. There were women all over each other, so I definitely didn’t feel like I swam my best. I was excited to try the open water, but both Handsome and I needed to practice.
I had my maiden voyage in Utah Lake. Let’s not talk about it. Disgusting.
A week or so later we swam Deer Creek. Cold, but do-able, and definitely not disgusting.
We were doing well, and then the week of..BAM. Handsome was super sick. He took the week off and kept his fingers crossed while I continued to train.
We left Friday after work, carb-ed up at Pizza Pie Cafe, and headed down to St. George. We went into the race feeling semi-confident, but those butterflies always come right before the start is given…
|who’s happy to be done???|
We didn’t stick around for awards because, and I quote Colby, “We are lucky to still be alive!” When we checked the times later that night we realized that I’d placed! Second in my age division! The irony? When we finished the race we were literally sitting right in front of where the awards were given. Dumb luck, right?
We spent the rest of our weekend at the pool, going to see Batman, shopping, watching BYU choke, eating really unhealthy food, and being lazy.
|This was how Colby celebrated: with a burrito the size of his head!|
I’d say that we had a successful trip. We had some dehydration issues (Tawny was worse than I was), but it was fun and we had a little adventure. Sounds like we’re triathletes now….Why not?