Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tri Tri Again...

WOO HOO!!! Yesterday I completed my second triathlon! It was so great. I mean, it was really so great. My first one was right after Josie was born, and Emily and I made up our own course. Fun. This time I did it with Eirene, and we did the Powertri Yuba triathlon out in Levan Utah. We even got a t-shirt! It was so thrilling to race with other athletes, and I loved the spirit of camaraderie between everyone. People would just yell "Good work!! Keep it up!" as they passed you. We definitely felt super amateur compared to all the serious athletes, but we finished, and we had a blast. We did rent wetsuits however, for the open-water swim, so yeah, we were pretty cool for that part. And I was feeling pretty good about myself when I get out of the water 'cause the two dudes that were finishing with me were these super fit looking twenty-five year-olds. Boo yah! The race was a 1/2 miles swim, a 13 mile bike, and a 5k run. We did it in just over two hours. I was surprised to find that running a race is very similar to the feeling I had when giving birth (racing isn't near as intense as birthing), but you feel that high-as-a-kite, on top of the world feeling. Eirene and I were comparing the last few hundred yards of the run with the last few pushes. Eirene was like, "Ok, now the baby is crowning!...now we're just pushing out the placenta!!" TMI? Ok. But really, it's more similar than you'd think. Anyway, so fun. can't wait to do another.

I can't really believe that I'm posting this chin shot, but...enjoy.

I'm in there somewhere.

Me.

Rene.

Eirene doing a victory leap!




Eirene's battle wound. The turnaround point was horrendously dangerous.


Adam came to support us. Allan and Ben and Rene's kids were there too, FYI.

12 comments:

Averi said...

Well Done Mim!!! WEll done! I want to do a half marathon someday, I wish I had someone to run with. I've always wanted to but never pushed myself hard enough. I need to try! That and I need to eat better, lol. You are looking fab, congrats on your race!

April said...

That's so amazing. I'm so inspired. What an accomplishment!

The Piersons said...

Wohoo, way to go Mim, you're amazing!

Super B said...

I love you for doing that! Great job to you and Eirene! You are awesome.

trine k said...

ALRIGHT MIM!! I am so happy for you, look at you, you little natural athlete, all smiles and happy after just doing a triathlon. My only sadness is that I could not continue to train with you and pretend that I could get over my fear of a half mile swim. Alas. You should do your next triathlon over here on the East coast...say, New Hampshire?? :) Congrats to you Eirene, what an awesome accomplishment.

Laura Hendricks said...

wow! that's so great..good for you! which part was your favorite?

whitney allison said...

Wow, good for you. Someone's gotta do it, right? You're awesome.

Rach said...

Oh my gosh, you are so amazing!! Can you please sew me a gorgeous dress while running a 10K?? That would really make me happy...

Ben and Eirene said...

Yeah, consider this my blog post too. I can do a triathlon, it turns out, but can't keep the blog updated. Mim threw in all the juicy details
I would have included anyway, and even threw in the grizzly shots of my battle wound, which sadly must coincide with shots of my pasty white, unmuscular legs. She exaggerated a little in calling the turn-around horrendously dangerous. I'm just horrendously uncoordinate. But it was awesome! I had so much fun. So, Mim. What next?

M-Ware said...

CHECK. YOU GUYS. OUT. I could not be more proud than right now. I'm bursting! I'm so happy to hear it went well, especially after your sickness. I'm going to call you to get all of your emphaticness (made up that word) straight from your own voice. Love the pics!!!!

Heather E. said...

What a thrill. Seriously. I honestly don't think I've ever seen Eirene run. I'm not saying that to be rude, but I really don't know that part of her life. Incredible battle wound too. What an inspiration!

Adrianna said...

Congratulations! I'm so impressed and inspired by your athletic feats! Way to go!