Who knew a Virtual Race would light a fire under my rear end. Last night when I looked at my spreadsheet, I realized I had to swim 1200 yards and bike 16 miles today in order to finish before the deadline. It took quite a bit of juggling kids, the damn aquacize class (don't get me started on the amount of time and room the aquacize class takes up) but I did it! I finished a 70.3 race....ok, well not really since I did it over the course of 11 days. The good news is that since this is the Year of the Run - I went over in the run miles but 8.43 MILES!!! I was completely shocked that on the last day I needed to swim and bike and I was thinking I'd have to run 12.1 miles on the last day. Go me =)
I want to send out a huge birthday wish to Karen and an even bigger Thank You for pushing me to commit and complete something I said I would. I was determined to make this happen and I am also determined to work my ass off this year to make my racing goals a reality.
Jenni bought me this hat and I vowed to never wear this hat until I completed a 70.3 race...do you think I can wear it now??