I was so honored when I was asked to be a guest blogger but I am a little nervous because my grammar and writing abilities will not even come close to the authors but here goes…
About four years ago my friend Katie and I witnessed my stepmom complete her first Sprint Triathlon. I think we might have been the loudest spectators, screaming encouraging words to her at every transition station. At one point we both looked at each other and were crying because some kid shouted out “I love you mom” as she ran by. I know, we are such losers. After the race I decided I wanted to do one too and told myself I would if it ever came to a city where I was living though I secretly wished it didn’t.
So on June 15, 2008…
I completed my first sprint triathlon.
Here are a few tips I learned from being a rookie:
1. Learn how to take your bike tire on and off or you may end up putting it on backwards.
2. Don’t forget your goggles or you will have to shamelessly go around asking random people for an extra pair.
3. Make sure you bike more than ten miles before the race. I know biking sounds easy but it isn’t after you have swam a half a mile.
4. Lastly, don’t forget to take off your helmet before you start your run because you will look like and idiot.
I have to say I rank this experience in my top ten. It feels pretty good to know you swam, bike and ran about 14 miles all before 9 AM.
Here is a picture for proof.