Monday, June 25, 2007

Tri, Tri Again

Sunday we participated in the 1st Annual Pflugerville Triathlon. It was small - only 350 people, whereas the Danskin is 3,000 - and Co-ed. Anthony has always been a little jealous of me after the Danskin tri (women only), and he thought this would be a good event to motivate him to get in shape. He did work out some, but he is a talented procrastinator, enough that we were both a little nervous Saturday night.

I am glad to say he completed the event and even felt good at the end. The course was beautiful. First, the swim - shorter than the Danskin's, and in nice water. Well, it was murky lake water (you can't see your out-stretched hand) but our little lake is so small that motorized watercraft is not allowed. The two big gulps of lakewater I inevitably swallowed were kinda sweet, unlike the motor-oil water from Decker. That lake does supply our drinking water, after all.

Then, the 14 mile bike course was through farmland on rolling country roads. Cows watched us go by, and there was ripe corn in the fields. Plus, it was overcast and threatening rain, so it was cool with no scorching sun. Was this really the end of June in Texas?

Ah, the sun made an appearance towards the end of the race, as we jogged 5K around the same lake. Still, temperatures were mild from all the rain we've had - it's really put a damper on our usual summer inferno. The first mile was tough, but then I hit my stride and made a good finish. Our babysitter brought the kids and they met me at the finish. Anthony started much later than me, but he looked strong when we spied him coming around the lake. Both kids were thrilled to run over the finish with him.

We did it! Two tri's in two weeks for me, whew. Now we can focus on our reward - a five day vacation in Cozumel at the end of July!



PS The fat cat did end up with diabetes. Plan is to check his sugar after 2 weeks on the new diet.

8 comments:

Emily said...

Yea for Jenn and YEA for Anth! Now you're both triathletes!

Sinda said...

Congrats to both of you! It sounds like you definitely earned your reward. Kids or kid-free?

A.Norma said...

Where is Cozumel ,Jenn? I've never heard of it before...anyway enjoy it all of you. x

ColeBugsmommy said...

YIPEE Anthony! I'm glad he finished his 1st try, even if it is "whimpier than the Danksin" :-) I'm glad you both did great, what a wonderful experience.

Lisa said...

Congrats to you both! I applaud you, and wish I'd been there to see it. On the sidelines, natch!
It would take a court order to get me to actually participate in one.

get2eric said...

Congrats to both of you. Sounds like a good day for the race. Not too hot.

Antonia said...

Superwoman! You're amazing! I've never tried that sort of thing. I think I know only too well that I'd slope off for a cup of tea and a four-hour sit-down. I take my hat off to you!

Laura said...

Way to GO! TWO triathalons! What an inspiration. I'm willing to be YOU'LL never have T2Diabetes!!