September 19th, 2012

Go Green Get Fit Challenge the Final Chapter: Triathlon

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Groovy Green Livin Triathlon running

Wordless Wednesday is meant to be a simple post which features a photo to convey a message that speaks for itself without using words; well not a lot of words!

This past weekend I competed in my 4th triathlon. As I said on my Facebook wall “I didn’t drown and I didn’t come in last”. Success! This was the final chapter in my Go Green Get Fit Challenge which launched back in June. I worked on eating well all summer and worked hard at keeping up with my fitness routine. It wasn’t always easy, but overall I feel great.

I do this tri every year with my husband. We are in different waves -the men and women start at different times. We woke up at 5:00 am, which is unheard of in this house. Our kids had slept at a friends house so we just had to rally ourselves that morning. It was 50 degrees and I could see my breath. I tried not to think about it since I knew the first leg of the race was the swim.

I needed coffee and I don’t drink coffee.

Groovy Green Livin ready for triathlon

This was the lake right before we got in.

Groovy Green Livin triathlon lake

I was shivering even in a wet suit. Don’t we look pretty in swim caps and goggles?

Groovy Green Livin swim triathlon

Ready, set, go. Can you find me? I can’t.

Groovy Green Livin triathlon swimmers

My husband’s wave finishes before mine, but he always jumps back into the race to finish that last lap with me.

At the end of the race plastic water bottles are handed out to everyone. Recycling bins were nowhere to be found. Maybe I missed them? I’ll have to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Groovy Green Livin recycling

Overall is was an amazing experience. My husband rocked it and our friend was a top finisher. We call him superman because he is.

Groovy Green Livin all three triathletes

Now it’s time to start training all over again for next year!

Have you ever competed in a race? Any races in your future?

Big thank you to Suzanne for documenting the day and being our one woman cheerleading squad. Thoughts go out to our friend BC who missed the race. You were missed and we are thinking of you.

Linked up with Better in Bulk, I Thought I Knew Mama, Dagmar’s MomsenseThe Progressive Parent, Live and Love Out Loud.

22 Responses to “Go Green Get Fit Challenge the Final Chapter: Triathlon”

  1. Way to go Lori! I love that your hubby finishes the swim with you – what a guy!

  2. Congrats! That is amazing. Looks to cold for me! lol

  3. Great job, both of you!

  4. I noticed two things:
    1. you are smiling while running, your BF isn’t ;).

    We need to talk 😉

  5. WOW! you rocked it! Congrats!

  6. Wow … CONGRATULATIONS! That is an amazing achievement … and that this isn’t your first race is … well … awesome! Good for you! I bow in your general direction … you rock, girl!!

  7. How awwweeeeesome are you, Lori! I watch triathalons on TV and I am always in awe of the strength and endurance displayed on screen. Congrats on completing! I need to get my butt up and train for something!

  8. Congrats! I admire you so much!

    Right now, I’m still trying to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight. Your pics are great inspiration 🙂

  9. Thanks Charise. Maybe next year you can do the tri with me??!!

  10. Thanks so much Tiffany! I bet you could do it with me!

  11. Thanks Cindy! I think you rock too. I think we should get a big group and do one together. They really are fun once the swim is over 🙂

  12. Thanks Micaela. My hubby actually jumps in for the last let which is the run. He pushes me until I’m about to throw up!

  13. Hey Daisy-I was smiling because my hubby was making me sprint and laugh at the same time. Not a good combo.

  14. And yes, I don’t drink coffee! I’m a tea drinker.

  15. Thanks Marsha!

  16. It was too cold for me too Stephanie. When we woke up in the morning I could see my breath.

  17. Congrats Lori! What a great way to end the GGGH Challenge!

  18. Thanks so much Jen! Congrats to you too.

  19. Great job … you’re inspiring me! Looks like fun.

  20. Thanks Effie. You should do the tri with me!

  21. […] registered,  joined a team and trained. My annual triathlon was placed on hold and Mudderella was going to be my big race […]

  22. […] being outside as much as possible. Most days the weather cooperated and we swam, went on hikes, runs, bike rides and walks. When the weather didn’t cooperate there weren’t many options […]

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