Sunday, May 10, 2009

I DID IT!!!!

To all YOU amazing mothers... including my mother, my step mother & mother in law...
HAPPY MOthers DAy!!!!

I DiD iT!!!!!
I completed my FIRST Sprint Triathlon Yesterday!
The race was exciting and so rewarding!
I have dreamed of competing in a triathlon for so many years and finally did it!
This however is not my last!
From the moment i signed up for the Tri ... those butterflies begun fluttering inside...
throughout my attempted training ( with two kids & MY schedule)
those butterflies continued to rage within me....
and then followed me to the race day!
After entering the water and pushing through the crowd of athletes the butterflies turned into a drive of competition.... I wanted to finish strong & I wanted to finish at my best!
Over all, out of 529 women I finished at 44
For my oldie age group 30-34
I placed 16/115
Not too shabby...
I am happy with my finish time of 1:31:17
NEXT time I hope to shave 10 mins. off my time!
Anyone up for a Triathlon in the next couple of months?????!




SWIM! +

Here we have the purple caps off for the .5 mile swim. I am somewhere in the crowd.


Running from the water to my bike.....
Still running, it was quite the jaunt from the lake
BIKE +
Leaving the start of the 10 mile bike ride.......

Coming in to make transition......
RUN +
I was stoked... they called my name as I came running through the finish line.
I had to do a bit of hoot & hollering!
Finishing!!!
= A completed Triathlon!!!
My Spectators......
Robbie, London, Kingston, Todd(my bro. in law) & Mark Salter the photographer!
It was such a treat to have my family cheering me on throughout the race and at the finish line!



My proud girl!

My Boys!



My Babes!!!!!
Todd helped with the littles... Thanks Toddy!

Last & final picture before we put the bike in the truck & headed home!


TILL NEXT TIME!!!!!

20 comments:

The Richins Family said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

Erin. said...

Marsha, I got a little teary looking at those amazing pictures...what an accomplishment! You did awesome and we're PROUD OF YOU!

Rebecca and Nick said...

Wow, that is AWESOME! Okay, you have just inspired me. I will have to kick myself into shape to do that someday. Someday. Way to go! You are looking great!

Elliot said...

Marsha! This is so cool! I'm just sitting here smiling so much to see these pictures!

I'm really impressed. Seeing how happy you look at the finish line with your family and the satisfaction that shines from within you having completed your goal makes it look like you had enough energy to do another triathlon right away!

Congratulations.

kelcy said...

Marsha, That is awesome!!! I would love to do that some.....day.... I wish I could of been there to help cheer you on! Miss you guys tons! I love you

J Hoyal said...

Congrats, you are amazing!

keli b said...

great job I have been meaning to call you. I had to go to the church Saturday morning and put together flowers for mothers day for yw. I was there from 8-1 then we had to deliver them. Wish I could have been there.

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

Yay! Woot! Woot!

Amy said...

Rock on girl! I knew you'd do awesome and I told you they are addicting. YOu look hot!! Wish I could've been there, but I was thinking of you all weekend. You inspire me to get into shape quickly after this baby and start racing again. Maybe we could do one together within the next year?:) Congrats on finishing strong.

Janelle said...

way to go!

April said...

Wow! Congrats!

Stephen said...

Way to go, girl.

ausandtif said...

You rock! I love all the pics! My hubby is running his 1st triathlon (sprint) in a week and a half if you wanna come to Utah and run it with him;) As for me...I'll be happy to watch from the sidelines and cheer. Seeing your pics makes me so excited for him. Check out his blog, and you'll see why...http://my-journey-austin.blogspot.com/

Tenney Family said...

YEAH!! Looks like a lot of fun! I would love to do one with you..just haven't really done the whole bike thing..We'll just start with Ragnar and see what comes next. I'm totally in for that ya know.. let me know what's up and if you need more people.
Rock ON Girlie! Love ya!

Millie said...

Wow, just doesn't say enough, you are an amazing woman! I loved the pictures, I truly was so excited I couldn't help but get teary eyed. My amazing Marsha...Love you Lots!

Chelsy said...

Way to go!!! I remember my first triathlon and how crazy exciting it was! If you ever get the chance...make the trip to Burley for the Spudman, lots of fun. Though maybe I thought it was so great because it was my first one too! I'm doing it for the second time this summer. I've done a few others and I REALLY need to improve my swimming! I panic in the water (all in my head).

And get Aubrey on a bike and she'll never want to get off!

Congrats on your finish...you did great!

Shannon said...

Marsha!!! Long time!! Congrats on your triathalon. I'm doing my 1st 1/2 marathon at the end of June. I'm very excited. Hope you don't. You have a cute family. I'll be visiting often.

Shannon said...

Hope you don't mind. That's the word I forgot.

ali said...

you look HOT! Nice job, marsha marsha!

Derek Bilbao said...

So nice to see you guys, the past couple of days I was thinking about what great friends you were to me in a very tough period of my life. Just thought I would see if I could find you out there. And tada here you are times 2. Very cute kids! thanks so much for being such great friends I hope all is well for you guys.
Take care