Thursday, March 19, 2009
I'm Trying a Tri
It's official! As of this weekend I am officially signed up for the Telos Timp Tri! That's right, I am training for a triathlon. It's next month. The event consists of the following: a 5k run followed by an 11 mile bike finishing with a 350 meter swim and it all takes place right here in Orem. Never you worry, I didn't just decide to do this. My coworkers and I have been encouraging one another to do a triathlon for some time now. I have been officially training for over two weeks now. As of right now I have been focusing on my running as I train. I have ran almost everyday. For some of you that may seem like no big thing, but for me who has been blaming the "altitude" as to why I can't run outside for the past 5 years, running that much is quite the accomplishment. I even ran a 5k on Saturday. I can now say I have participated in the Rex Lee Run here in Provo. This was an accomplishment as well because the last time I ran a 5k I almost passed out. This time I shaved 5 minutes off my time and felt great when I crossed the finish line. I have to attribute this successful run to my Heavenly Father and to my iPod..songs like Corbin Bleu's "Push It to the Limit" did inspire me to keep going. I don't have any pictures at the race because I went solo (Chase was at work, but he and his missionaries said a prayer for me at the time my race was starting...so thoughtful!), but I have posted the picture of my number and the T-shirt I got. I think I can finally say that I am enjoying running.