Last weekend I did the Tough as Granite 5K trail run while my husband did the half marathon. Although I felt I had a good race (for me) I didn't really check on my time or anything because I was busy cheering my husband on during his long brutal race. Two days later, when they posted results I found out I was #1 in the 40-49 Women age group!
This week, I did a super-sprint triathlon. (200 yard open water swim, 5.5 mile bike, and a 1 mile run) I blazed through the swim and came out of the water probably in fifth place(?), a quick transition thanks to my new tri suit from jaggad and I was blazing through the bike course. Even with the gnarly hills I was able to maintain a 15 MPR pace on the bike and I hit the run feeling pretty good. When I passed the first photographer I got the surprise of my life when she yelled "whoo hoo! You go! First Lady!"
Whaaaa!? Me!? Hearing that, and knowing what a poor runner I am really made me push - I left it all on the run course and I was flying high when I crossed the finish line having NO ONE pass me! That's right! My first podium for a tri and it was a #1!!
I'm starting to like these short courses!