Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In Training

This is what we'll be doing next week...

our t-shirt design

Yep. We're heading to Idaho for a family triathlon. Having mercy on those of us who are not exactly athletic, Jeff's brother worked up a few choices so each of us could compete at our individual comfort level. There's the adult distances and the child distances and everyone gets to pick and choose what events/distances they want to compete in.

The breakdown goes like this:
1.  Swim 1/3 mile
2.  Swim kid (short)
3.  Bike 12 miles
4.  Bike~ 4 miles
5.  Run 5K  (3 miles)
6.  Run 1.2 miles

My kids are brave and each of us is stretching ourselves past our usual comfort level. Many of us have been training to get ready and I, for one, can say I'm better off for having this goal to work toward. I've lost 5 pounds and my muffin top is shrinking. Yay!!

My first day in the pool, I swam a measly 200 yards before I needed oxygen. By the end of that week, I swam 700 yards. Granted, I looked a little tipsy as I got out of the pool and my energy was completely spent. I wondered how on earth I'd ever be able to go from the swim to a 12 mile bike ride to a run. I still wonder that some days, but I'm up for the challenge and we'll see how it all plays out next week. I'm trying to ignore the fact that Idaho is at a much higher elevation so I might be gasping for breath before the first event is through...  Ha ha!!

Anyway, it's good to have a goal. We're excited for our first triathlon!! :)


Karey said...

Good job! This sounds really fun. I trained for a half marathon a couple years ago and then circumstances at the end made all of us (there were four of us training for it) change it to a 5K, but I still felt great about the accomplishment.

I hope it goes well for you. And I hope you're doing well. It seems life has gotten away from me completely and everything online has suffered. (You may have noticed my blog has been almost abandoned. I'm remedying that this morning.)

Anyway, good luck and have a safe trip.

Kristin and Jay said...

and, you all did so awesome! GO TEAM!