Time goes back to my first triathlon race 2XTri last August - exactly 7 months ago and the distance only seems to get longer every race and I must say I DO enjoy the longer distance...
I reached the finish line totally spent but it's more in the mind, really, which quit before my body - that useful f2ck. :-p
It was a very humbling experience, especially to someone like me, whose ego is bigger than a 72oz steak. Those hours on the bike was actually a battle between my ego and spirit. My ego told me to quit with 'good reasons'. i.e. back pain, neck pain, lalala whereas my spirit said that things would be alright once I got to the run. So I slowed down, stopped and patiently but also painfully riding to the last lap and then onto the run.
On the run, I tried to blend in with the nature but it was hard when there were so many distractions, i.e.
- the mother asked her children at 13.37hrs (yeh I checked the time) if they wanted lunch (and yeh I wanted it too!)
- number of people said, 'Oh there are MORE (runners)!'
- Pit Stop the tuck shop that tempted me to stop over, etc
- Sue once said to me when she was pregnant about how bad she wanted to get back to running, and there I was running and felt very blessed that I was able to do so.
- Richard is following the race live.....
- Mike said I would finish the race in 7 hours and I dissed at him! Then he was right...
- My mom thought I had finished the race on Saturday