Sunday morning, Matt and I picked up my friend and training buddy, Brooke and headed to Columbus for the Lifetime Indoor Triathlon. I had done a complete run-through on Monday evening so I knew I could do everything and I knew I was going to be pleased with myself. What I did not know what that upon completion, I would want to go back and do it again… faster. I was unaware that the adrenaline high I’d be riding was almost as intoxicating as giving birth.
I loved everything about this event and fully plan to do it again the next time it is in Columbus. Brooke also told me of a triathlon that will be closer to my home this spring and while the biking and running are outside, the swim is in a pool… I’m not yet over my fear of open water… I’m hoping to conquer that eventually. Maybe. I was and still am very grateful for the health and the support necessary to participate in this event and as I type, am thinking of skipping all the work I really do need to do today and slipping out for a run. Because now that I know I am capable, I want to see what else I can do.
My goal for my next Indoor Tri is to beat my results from this one… even though I am pleased as it was my first ever, I think I can swim farther than 300 yds, bike more than 25.8 miles (on a spin bike, the measurements are different than on a free standing bike, as they are based on the resistance level you set the spin bike at) and run more than 1.3 miles.