Sunday, September 27, 2009

I did it!

A couple of months ago a friend invited me to join her and another friend at the See Jane Tri. It's a 4oo yard swim, 11 mile bike ride and 3 mile run. I've never wanted to do a triathlon because I'm not a good swimmer but I'm easily persuaded so I signed up and paid my money. I started training by swimming a couple of days a week. Yesterday I completed the tri!!! It was exhilerating to do something I didn't think I could. I was by no means toward the front of the pack (said pack was the over 50, under 18 and handicapped group). A few times I found myself swimming way off course but I loved it! This definately won't be my last triathlon - at least a yearly tradition for sure. The funnest part was being there with friends, excited at the start, encouraging along the way and overjoyed at the end. Plus Dave got up early on his day off and came with me, helped me and carried my stuff around - I was delighted to hear him cheering me on - What a wonderful husband!
You get a little hint of my new haircut.

Holly and JD are growing - check out Jim and Liz's blog (http://www.hopkinz.com/) to see their beautiful faces.
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10 comments:

Shelli said...

I'm so proud of that!! I just (on my birthday) started "training" for a half marathon. I'm looking for one around Christmas time in the Bay Area ... if you know of one please let me know! Once I do that I'll start considering a tri-athalon. :) Congrats!!

Taylors said...

yay, congrats!! I think thats awesome that you did it with us, even though I never even got to see you. It's such a great accomplishment! And so much nicer to say its DONE!

LA Adams said...

Wow!!! Unreal! Way to go! I'm amazed and inspired!

Shopkins said...

Way to go!! Wow. A Tri?! I've always wanted to do a marathon! You are such an inspiration! Thats such a great accomplishment!! I hope you are recovering good, and your not too sore. I can't wait to see everyone for Katies Wedding!! :)

CA Poppy said...

Congratulations Lanette!Your hair looks very cute.

Kim said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so proud of you!!!!

Caroline Craven said...

Wow, Lanette! I'm duly impressed. What an accomplishment. Let's see a full photo of that new haircut, it looks like it could be cute!!!

Bonnie said...

You are over the top~a winner! Love your hair...it is so bouncy and cute.

Mark and Kiss said...

Linette, you are amazing and Dave is such a good husband! Maybe I can someday get my body in shape, you are an inspiration! Cute hair, by the way.

Melinda said...

What a great thing you did! You look wonderful and we are enjoying reading your blog!