Sunday, September 02, 2012

#97 - Complete a Triathlon (Sprint or Olympic distance)

Item #97 on my Life List was:  Complete a triathlon (sprint or Olympic distance)

I say was because - I DID IT!!!  I can't believe it but I really did it!  Yesterday I completed my first ever sprint triathlon.  And next Saturday I'm going to do it again.  I swear, I hardly even know who I am anymore ... pictures of bikes and running shoes to represent me on facebook, two bikes and a bike pump sitting in my dining room.

So yeah - I've thought a lot about what I might say about doing a triathlon and I still have some more thinking to do before I write about it.

For now though, huge thanks to my family and friends for supporting me with words of encouragement or equipment over the last few months, and listening to me gripe and complain about all the aches, pains and early wake-up calls to go and train.  I couldn't have done it without you.  As cliché as it may be, here are some lyrics taken from a wonderful little John Lennon/ Paul McCartney song, "I get by with a little help from my friends, I am going to try [tri - sorry, couldn't help it!] with a little help from my friends."


raluca said...

nice job, Stef!
it's always good to set a goal and work at it, and finally accomplish it. the working at it is actually the best part, don't you think?

Stef said...

I did very much enjoy working toward this goal but for me, right now, the highlight is that I completed it at all.

Long-term the best part will be the work I did because I've changed something in me and I know how much more I can do. There will be other, harder goals to work towards now :)