Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well here I am, giving blogging a shot.
I am a swimmer, I am a Cycler, I am a runner, I am a Triathlete and so much more. I started out my triathlon journey 3 years ago. Didn't think I would still be interested. Now Im hooked. I have ran Marathons, done cycling races, swim races. Put that all together and you have a Traithlon!! Ill never forget my first exposure. Training with my significant other who is a great support to me, We went out on training runs and rides together, also trying to take a dip in the freezing cold Green Lakes the beginning of June back in 2008. I finally got the nerve to do my first race, Green Lakes Triathlon in Fayetteville, NY. The few weeks approaching the Triathlon I started getting butterflies, will I do good? Will I have a flat? Will I crash?!! I went to play beach Volleyball to calm my nerves, and bam I pulled my calf muscle a week before the BIG day. I decided to ice, rest, elevate, you know how that goes. Well finally the day of the Triathlon was here, I decided to do it even though I still had a pulled muscle. The swim was horrific! Getting water up my nose, in my mouth. I thought to myself, why am I out here?!! I managed to make it to shore without drowning. Now onto the strongest leg. Made it back no problem..Now the run. My calf was on fire that I thought I wouldn't be able to complete the race. I think someone even asked me if I was ok. I wonder if they saw the look of pain on my face??Rounding the bend at the finish line, I could see the people that meant the most to me that day, including my boyfriend who finished the race way ahead of me!! At that moment, all the training and all the commitment was what mattered and I was crossing the finish line!!! I managed to get 4th in my age group despite the miserable moments. At that point I was hooked. I knew that this journey wasn't over and I would have many more ups and downs in my quest. I have TRIATHLON DREAMS and I am living them now. I am now in Training for my FIRST Half Ironman!! Syracuse 70.3 Here I Come!!