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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Last Tri Post Ever (about this specific race)

So what might I do differently next triathlon?  For starters, I will remember to wear deodorant.  This is just out of love and respect for the human race.  I will also remember to moisturize with the special shimmer lotion I occasionally wear because just maybe it makes me feel like a Cullen.  I really planned on crossing the finish line looking like a vampire Sparkle Princess, so I totally dropped the ball there.

In terms of actual helpful info for potential triathletes, I will be way more aggressive in the water.  I won't sell my abilities short, start way in the back, and end up stuck behind all the breast strokers.  I will start mid-pack and be less prone to wait for a considerable sized opening to swim through; I will take advantage of any opening I can.  I will be less afraid to kick or punch someone during the swim. (Not purposefully.  Dude.  What kind of girl do you think I am?)

If there is a lot of sand from the water to transition I will have a bucket of water ready, and also socks that fit.  I thought the sand wouldn't bother me, but it did.  I also thought I was being clever by bringing old socks that were a little stretched out so they would be easier to get onto wet feet.  They were easier to get on, but I also spent the run with my socks bunched all funny in my shoes, and that plan gave me a blister.  (Fun fact = Esther calls them "blistards" which is kind of a great mash up of the actual name and my self-commentary when I see them on my feet.)

I will make a point not to drop my water bottle mid-ride.  It wasn't the best execution of smoothness, and was completely unhelpful in terms of overall performance.

To conclude the great triathlon experience, here are some jokes.

Q: How do you know if there is a triathlete at your party?
A: He'll tell you.

Q: What's the difference between God and an Ironman?
A: God doesn't think he's an Ironman.

And to finish:


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Larissa! (And thanks for the facebook share. It's totally giving me a taste of my dream to one day have a post go bucknuts viral.) ;-)

  2. I love your attitude and the whole tri story. GREAT job, Kelly! Can't wait to hear what's next! :)

    1. Thanks! This truly was one of the most fun things ever. I can't wait to do it again! I'm also kicking around the idea of a half, but 13.1 scares me ;-)


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