Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My crazy Half Ironman

For my 42nd birthday I decided I wanted to do a half Ironman. The problem: I'm pretty pathetic at swimming and biking. I had no desire to participate in an organized event. So I made up my own.
I started with the 13.1 mile run at 5 a.m. on Friday morning. It was just me and the moon out there. It was a beautiful run and I made it back to my house feeling great. I ate a little bit, took a bath, changed my clothes, and headed out on the bike. I did 30 miles at the gym on a spin bike and 26 miles on my beach cruiser. Yes, I realize I'm crazy not to use a road bike, but I was grinning the entire ride. It was a gorgeous seventy degrees and all I could think about was how pretty Cache Valley is and how blessed I am to be healthy. I made it home and was starving. I ate a little bit, did some writing work while my food processed then jumped in the pool. The 1.2 mile swim was relaxing.
I felt great the entire time and would do the event again tomorrow (if I had the time and my family didn't shoot me).
I realize the true triathletes and Iron man participants would laugh at my event and that's fine. I did it in the wrong order and I took breaks in between, but it honestly was a fun and relaxing day and one of the best birthday presents I've ever given myself.
What events do you like to participate in - run, bike, swim, a combo, or something completely different?


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