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I want to be a triathlete.....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

First of all, thank you all of my Spark friends for the "goodies" and encouraging words for my triathlon, which was last Sunday. Having the support of others gives me such a big boost.

Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the race.....the uphill biking was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. So, I am back in training and will try the same course in the fall, when they have another race at the same location.

But, here are some pictures that my DH took.
I am sitting at the top of the slide, waiting for the timer to tell me to go.

He tried to get a picture of me just before I went into the water, but only got my feet! LOL!

T1, getting ready to bike.

After I biked; I was really ready to leave.

I bought this shirt to wear after I finished, but, since I didn't complete the course, I will hold on to it until I am successful, then wear it with pride!
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    dont be too hard on yourself! You've trained and gave it your absolute all! Next time you'll knock that race on its butt! Id still wear the shirt if I were you... Id wear it when I trained and let my body know I AM a triathlete -sooner or later!
    1950 days ago
    At 60 I did my first sprint tri ~ It was inspirational. I had to get off my bike and walk up that blasted hill! But I did it and I walked most of the 3 mile run. But I finished! Proud.
    DO NOT GIVE UP ~ I thinik the training for the tri is just as important as doing it. You have put in long hours, spend time working on your diet fitness, and your mental toughness has improved. I appreciate your not wanting to wear your shirt, You may want to reconsider and wear it when you are in training. Girl, you have to be proud! Get out there and find another one to sign up for and get her done!
    May I friend you so I can watch your progress?
    Since my first I've done 2 more. After a horrible car accident, I'm out of that business, but I love the spirit of training for an event! Makes you young! emoticon
    1951 days ago
    Keep it up! You WILL do it! You have already come so far and now the "finish line" is just around the corner! :) Good luck!
    1951 days ago
    Awesome! Just look at how far you have come. 🌹
    1951 days ago
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    Kudos to you for your progress. I agree, you are a triathlete.
    1951 days ago
    Finish or not, this awesome...and you WILL reach your goal! Thanks for inspiring me today.

    1952 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are a winner! You did the best you could and you did not give up! You were there and that is what counts! Keep it up! You got this! You are a triathlete! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1952 days ago
    If I were you that would be my training shirt. You are a triathlete, and in the fall you will be an even stronger triathlete.
    1952 days ago
  • MM11113
    think about it, if you only got to call yourself a player if you played in the contest, there are a lot of people on teams who never make it into a game. They are still athletes. You are a tri-athlete, even if you only made it through 2/3, you are still in training.

    Remember, Ohio State won the National Football Championship this year with a quarterback who never expected any time on the field. He trained just as hard as the two guys ahead of him, and when they were injured, he was the 'new leader'. You'll have your time. Just keep plugging away at it.

    And, I like that you have photos of the experience.

    Between you and me, I am a former college athlete who is scared to death of even trying to run! You inspire me.
    1953 days ago
    awedome job and positive outlook to already move on to fall
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    You're still a winner in my book. You did your best and that's what counted. emoticon
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    Even if you didn't finish-you did awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1953 days ago
    Woohoo great job!
    1953 days ago
    All we can do is our best on any given day. You left it all on the course. Be proud.
    1953 days ago
    I say Wear The Shirt!! You are what you think you are!! Name it and Claim it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1954 days ago
    You are incredible! Wouldn't it have counted if you walked the bike uphill?
    1954 days ago
    I applaud you for even trying - looking forward to the next time when you post your victory picture.

    1954 days ago
    Wear it with pride NOW! You are a triathlete in training.
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    You will get it the next time! Looking forward to the picture of you in the t-shirt!
    1954 days ago
    Goes to show, when you put your mind to it, you can accomplish great things!!! emoticon
    1954 days ago
    I like your attitude! Good job getting out there, and also kudos for knowing when to stop. Not worth finishing if it strains you so you can't workout for months after!

    I'm sure your race in the fall will be a triumph.
    1954 days ago
    What a great attitude! I am so glad that you are training to try again. Just think how fit you are getting in the process!
    1954 days ago
    Yes, a hilly course for cycling could have been a bit too much for you first triathlon. Then the run would have been hilly as well. I love your spirit and determination. Do NOT give up. Keep training, take your time and you will finish the next one. You can do this. Keep training. Best of luck to you.
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    Agree!! You are a triathlete! You deserve that tshirt! Be soooooooo proud!
    1954 days ago
    A triathlete is a competitor in a triathlon. I think you should wear your t-shirt with pride now. You are an inspiration for us.

    1954 days ago
    Reading yoru last couple of blogs, I have a little insight into what it takes to do something like this: amazing physical stamina / strength, determination, discipline, and goodness knows what else. My hat's off to you girl.

    I look forward to reading more about your continued preparation, training, and the next event. I KNOW you will do this. You are so inspiring to me. All the best.
    1954 days ago
    You can so do this. You tried and that means so much. It's better to have tried versus dreaming and never seeing it into fruition.
    1954 days ago
  • ARAZA30
    Wow! Amazing Blog. Way to go!
    1954 days ago
    You can do it
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  • DEB9021
    A hilly course would be a tough first attempt! I would like to do a trip someday. Couldn't go for speed because I don't bike or swim regularly, and run for distance more than speed, but I'd still like to try it. Congrats for getting out there!
    1954 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    Nice! emoticon

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  • CAT125
    1954 days ago
    Pam, even to try this is WAY more than most of us will likely ever do!!!

    I find this to be incredible!!! U gave it ur best!!! That's the most we can do.

    Now between now and the fall, u know cause ur smart and have done this before, it takes all u can give while training. I know you love to socialize, be with the grands, but if u truly want this, most train for hrs at a time, with only a few days of resting their muscles. We r so very positive if u want this bad enough u WILL achieve your goals.

    Can you and Diane train by long distance, encouraging each other? I've not checked, but one of the ACTIVE running teams may help you with the training. Worth checking it out
    1954 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2015 12:40:21 AM
    You are already a triathlete it is not whether you win or lose but how you play the game and you gave it your all!
    1954 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14034154
    Girl, you did your BEST! If you look in God's Word, that's all He asks of us is our BEST! Our BEST changes from day to day, as we may be sick, angry, depressed, or over joyed, therefore, our BEST changes each day. God knows that we're flawed and we're in human bodies, that wear out, so He knows that our BEST will change. So, if all God asks of us is to do our BEST, nobody has any right, not even you, to ask anything more than what God does. So, Girl, emoticon and emoticon !!!! You did your BEST and I'm proud of you!


    - Nancy Jean -
    1954 days ago
    That you gave it your best shot is what matters. And, now you know what to expect - should provide great inspiration from now until Fall.

    1954 days ago
  • KOBER9999
    You are such an inspiration! Congratulations for doing the best you could do! I'm sure next time you compete you'll do the best then too! Don't ever forget the memories you gathered! They might help in the future.
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    1955 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    You did awesome. If they are doing the same course, you can practice on it. Proud of you for even attempting, and for making it your goal!

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    1955 days ago
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