Should I run? Should I cycle? Should I swim? Should I crossfit? Should I watch Housewives??? What would Clash do? Life is good when you wake up in the morning and your biggest concern is deciding what activity you are going to do for the day!
Swim girls swim, bike girls bike, run girls run! Feel girls tap you on the foot in pool? Let them pass, Tessa, let them pass. See Tessa transition? Hurry, Tessa, hurry! See clips not clipping? Clip-in, Tessa, clip-in! Feel thighs burning? Pedal, Tessa, pedal! Don’t wreck Tessa, don’t wreck! See transition area?, Rack bike, Tessa, rack! Friggin’ run Tessa, RUN! Run to the finish line! Thanks DICK and JANE! Geeeze.
TEAM “Waldrep to the 3rd Power” claimed their victory over the GIRLS once again in the 2012 Shelby Sprint Triathlon! Congratulations MEN!!! The weather could not have been better. Crisp McDonald with Setup Events did a spectacular job. The race was extremely organized and I loved the fact that we were able to run straight through the Foothills Farmers’ Market! Hearing the live music and the cheers from the shoppers helped perk me up! Congrats to TEAM “Are we there yet?”! You all did GREAT!
Below are the Relay Splits!
1st-Team Waldrep to the 3rd Power Swim-7:43 Bike-45:29 Run-21:12
2nd-Team Runs in the Family Swim-8:27 Bike-45:59 Run-24:03
3rd-Team Are We There Yet? Swim-10:27 Bike-45:33 Run-27:11
So tomorrow it is going down! Where Amy’s hands part the water, Connie’s rubber meets the road, and my feet hit the pavement. The Shelby Sprint Triathlon at Shelby City Park starts at 8am and our Girl Team “Runs in the Family!” will face the Boy Team “Waldrep to the 3rd Power!” for the 2nd annual local triathlon. The three generation team consists of Ben, the swimming grandson, Benny, the cycling grandfather, and Stephen, the running dad. Last year the boys team took first with the girls in a close 2nd in the relay division. This year Team “Are We There Yet”, with Robin, Victoria, and Missy, will add some friendly but stiff competition!
Here is a quick summary from the event website:
The Shelby Sprint Triathlon takes place at the Shelby City Park in Shelby, NC, also known as the City of Pleasant Living. The Shelby City Park holds a fantastic outdoor 10 lane Olympic size overflow swimming pool, where participants will snake their way down the pool only swimming one direction in each lane. The transition area is located a mere 50 meters away on the front lawn of the Park, allowing excellent spectator vantage points.
The 20 kilometer ‘lollipop course’ on the bike takes participants into uptown Shelby where they immediately turn out of town onto rolling hills. The participants will then circle back and head back towards town. The 5K run portion is nearly completely flat, and is run on some of the most scenic streets in uptown Shelby, passing the Courthouse and many other 100+ year old homes. This event will definitely become an instant favorite with its beautiful outdoor pool and beautiful scenery.
Good luck to all who participate!
Yesterday was a GREAT day for working out! The weather was great. The company was even better. I cycled, swam, and did a crossfit workout all before 2pm. On cloud 9, I was! So, after cycling, I was putting my bike in the back of the Scout. I saw my friend, Maria, running down the street so I called out to her. “Woooooooo! Looking GOOD GURL!!!!!” She She looked great! Her hair had been highlighted. Her stride looked strong. She stopped and started walking towards me. I met her half way. When we were within a foot of each other, with arms stretched out to give each other a hug, we both realized that we were complete strangers! It was not my friend Maria. That didn’t stop us! Without hesitation, we hugged, then shook each other’s hand and introduced ourselves! Her name was Gina. After our hug, we said our goodbyes and she was back on her way to finish her run. Hopefully, one day our paths will cross again. She seemed like such a sweet lady!
All independently of course. Although, this morning while I was running the Clifford’s 5k race for abused animals, I thought that if I licked my sweaty arm that I could enjoy the previous night’s glass of cabernet again. Pshaw…did I say, “glass”? I meant bottle… A group of my teacher friends and I get together on Fridays at the beautiful Owl’s Eye Vineyard. Above is a picture of the aftermath. I used to drink the night before a race and brag that it helped me run faster…sadly, it doesn’t work that way anymore. I think I am going to stay in tonight and chill. My body is requesting some reprieve. Tomorrow, I may swim a little…