Well, we did it, and we survived. We completed the Try-a-Tri yesterday morning at the cc. And Mike completed his goals. He wasn’t last and he beat me. Both good, and I’ll give him bragging rights because he did his personal best at swimming, his big challenge, and he totally rocked the biking. Me, I did ok. I improved my time in the swimming since last spring. I think I got lost in figuring out the borrowed spin bikes from the Madison Middle School, so I didn’t bike as well as I think I should have. But then I didn’t stop or walk in the mile and half run on the treadmill at the end. I have to thank Nicole and Jason for cheering me on to push it up a couple notches when it came to the end, because I was TIRED at that point. Mike was in the heat behind me, so even though I was slower than he in time, I finished the race before him. I was then able to help pull him through the last part of the run with a promise of a DQ Blizzard when he finished.
By the way, Congrats to Aaron Walters who was first in our little 13 member Try-a-Tri, followed by seasoned veterans Tim Tucker and Mark Stearns. All of the contestants except one were over the age of 30, and most of us were on the far side of thirty. I think that means we’re never too old to take on new challenges, and it’s time to push some of those “youn ‘uns” a little more. Thanks to all the help the cc staff gave in keeping us going and keeping track of all our times. The extra support really helps us keep at our goals.
The Try-a-Tri was the culmination of the fitness challenge. Thus, the Blizzard Rewards at the end, but, never fear, we won’t let all of our hard work go to “waist.” We took today off to regroup, but the Spring Triathlon is April 17th, only 7 weeks away. Time to improve those times. If you are looking for a new challenge to get you going now that the fitness challenge is done, or are one of those last year that said, and I know you did, “I can keep up with those two,” you still have plenty of time to get ready for April. Come along with us, and we’ll all succeed this year.
Thanks to Jon Hunter for getting some pictures of Mike in the water.