Grateful Fridays – The Triathlon Edition

I have a very special edition of Grateful Fridays this week. Instead of listing 5 things I am grateful from the previous week, today I want to center all my appreciation around one epic event that happened this morning.

I completed my version of a dry triathlon. I got the idea from HERE, but I had to adapt it to fit ME. I added some paddling and swapped out their mountain bike for my stationary one. So in the end my version was the following:

  • 5k Trail Run
  • 1.5 Mile Kayak
  • 15k Stationary Bike (done in the form of an online on-demand spin class)

I did it in:

My goal was under 105 minutes so I am ecstatic to have beaten that by more than 7 minutes.

Let’s move on to the GRATITUDE!!!!!

First and foremost I am so thankful for my hubby. Who not only showed unending support and cheer for this endeavor, he also got out of bed at a ridiculously early hour today to “crew” for me. He took care of loading the boat, getting it in the water, having my water ready for me, handing me my change of shoes and really any little detail that needed tending to, so all I had to do was run, paddle, ride. It made things soooooo much easier on me. He was also my photographer.

I am also grateful for all of the following:

My health, my body, my desire and motivation. Tuve’ who put in a lot of running miles in with me as I trained for the event, never once was he too tired to go and he always showed enthusiasm and excitement for our runs (I wish I could say the same for me). My shoes, my boat and my bike, without these tools this would literally have been impossible. Mother Nature who gave me a pretty morning to get this done on, the humidity was ridiculously high but the no wind trade off gave me smooth as glass water that no doubt helped my paddling time. I am grateful for Miss Ally Love who led the online class that got me through the biking portion of this tri. I’m not going to lie, those last three miles were TOUGH. I also want to send some love to Mary Jones, one of my fitness instructors, whose voice kept ringing in my head. When I wanted to stop I could hear her clear as a bell saying “You’re not tired”. I’m also grateful for this event in general. It gave purpose and focus to my workouts. It reminded me to have a goal but focus on what is directly in front of me.

I’ve had a couple people ask…what is next? LOL. I don’t know. Well maybe I have a few ideas, but for now I am going to enjoy this moment. The tiredness I feel in my body. The satisfaction of getting it done and the contentment of knowing I DID IT.

7 thoughts on “Grateful Fridays – The Triathlon Edition

  1. Congratulations!
    What a marvellous achievement- and all done well under your target time!

    Again, I have to say you have such an encouraging husband who actively supports your endeavours! Go Hubby!

    Rest well, and delight in your accomplishment!

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