Since January I have really gotten into working out and to my surprise running. I know that is just crazy but for some reason I can't help it. It started out as a little dare I gave myself one Sunday AM at the gym-- go on Melyssa-- Run.. Run.. Run. So I did and 3 miles later I discovered that I could actually do it and I even liked it ... a little. As I started to talk about it a friend of mine, Brenda, brought up doing the Iron Girl Duathlon at the end of September. I gave it some thought and did a little checking.. hummm 2 mile run, 22 mile bike ride, 2 mile run..... humm that doesn't seem to bad. I found a 8 week training, signed up and felt good about it. Then I made the crazy mistake of telling my sister about it and she brought up doing the Lake Michigan Duathlon.... 5K, 25 mile bike, 5K hummmmm that seemed a little crazy. Now keep in mind that I have NEVER -EVER done a race in my life. Heck I was never on any kind of team at all growing up... unless you call bowling (which I was actually good .. but that is another story) a team sport. But I though heck why not give it a try. What a great way to bond with my sister! I had to squeeze 8 weeks of training into 4 but that was okay- I could handle it. My 10 year old bike got new tires and a tune up for the race. I swear I don't think that bike was ever that shiny! ha ha!
Before the race....
There I go....
Heading into the last loop of 5.
Crossing the finish line! YIPPEE!
I got a medal and a bottle of water at the end! I sure needed it. We headed to the tent where they had some food but I just couldn't eat anything. That was a mistake because we got in the car to head the 6 hrs back and I didn't feel all that well! Lesson learned.... 1- don't get in the car to drive 6 hrs after and 2- eat at least something!
I have done a lot of updating on our blog and I still have more to share so come back to visit soon and be sure to check out the other new posts!