Sunday, September 7, 2008
It came, I survived
I completed the Bear Lake Brawl triathlon on Saturday while 13 weeks pregnant....without throwing up once!
But before you start calling the local news stations or sending sponsors my way you need to know,
I pretty much came in last.
OK, there were about 15 people who came in after me. ( I just got the official results. I place 198 out 201)
To illustrate how "last" I was:
my best friend, who is also pregnant and due two weeks before me, started 15 minutes after me and finished 25 minutes before me.
A 58 year old man, someone TWICE my age, who ALSO started 15 minutes after me, passed me on the bike as if I was frozen. I couldn't even see him anymore two minutes later.
I cried when I crossed the finish line because I thought I was last.
(I knew I wasn't going to win, but my biggest fear was coming in last)
I cried when I crossed the finish line because I had a lot of family there cheering me on and I've always been a HUGE cry baby when it comes to underdog stories.
I cried when I crossed the finish line because I'm pregnant and, lets face it, I cry at car commercials.
However, I am glad I did it. I'm glad I finished. I don't think I'll do another, but I can't really be sure because it still hurts to walk so who knows what I'll think when my body doesn't remember the pain anymore.
I DO know that I will not be attempting anything like this again while I have young children. I wasn't able to train as much as I need which led to my 3rd from the bottom ranking. Maybe when the kids are older and I have more times that I can get away.
Don't quote me on that....I said MAYBE.