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Sunday, February 27, 2011

First Tri Experience

There are certain moments in life that are beyond words… the moment you fall in love… your wedding day… the birth of your children… your first triathlon. Okay, maybe doing your first Tri isn’t on the usual list, but I’ve got to say… there was something wonderfully satisfying and moving about completing my first Tri. Although my performance was not entirely memorable, the day was. From walking in circles in search of the transition area, to making the attempt to set up our transition areas, to the terrible calve cramps I suffered most of the day, it still ended up being better than I had anticipated. I expected to like it… but I didn’t think I’d love it this much.
Although excited, I thought I’d spare you from too many details… so here are some photos;
My transition area... note the Bed Bath Beyond bag that I know all of the pros use in their transition area... Sweet!

My wonderfully supportive family that braved the cold to cheer me on...
 
I love my wife...

Brad and I at the start of the run (reverse Tri)...


Me during my run... don't I just look fast? (don't answer that)

Bike leg of the race as I began passing people... that was until the cramps started coming on...


Not the most flattering photo, but note the right calve... yes, I was in pain... but I finished...
Despite the physical pain, my first Tri experience was awesome! I'm already planning number two... new obsession? Maybe... life style? Definitely...

2 comments:

  1. It was a great event and fun for us as we had several "dad sightings" not just one like in a run. The kids especially liked being on the naval base and seeing the HumVs, helicopters, and tanks around. I had to take a nap in the afternoon as watching all those tri-athlete's was tiring to watch!

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  2. Congratulations!! Awesome pics Elijah, you make a great team:) p.s. I really love how your shoes, shirt and visor are all color-coordinated ;)

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