I have been training all winter for a 1/2 ironman triathlon which I finally did this last weekend. I finished, but boy was it grueling. It can be summed up by saying freezing water and VERY strong wind gust THE WHOLE TIME!!! The water was SOOOO cold and the wind was going against the current. I survived the 1.2 mile swim, barely, and then had to have someone help peel off my wetsuit because my hands were frozen. I was so excited to get on my bike to warm up until I hit the 30mph head wind like a brick wall. The 56 mile bike ride almost did me in since about 70% of it was into a head wind. I was actually looking forward to running as long as I could get off my bike. The run was actually the easiest part of the whole race, as easy as 13.1 miles can be. It took me almost 7 1/2 hours to complete, but I finished. According to Spencer I won and that is all that matters. I must say I was pretty proud of myself!
This cap has got to keep me warm, right?
Starting the bike ride. Here I go!
I finished the ride, here comes the run. My 2 favorite cheerleaders were right there with me!
YEAH!!! I finished! I am a half ironwoman!