Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Showdown at Sundown





I recently participated in The Showdown at Sundown triathlon at Lake Las Vegas. The race is called this because it doesn't start until 3:30 p.m. Which actually REALLY made the day drag on because I was so nervous. I had a great time. When people would ask me if I was nervous, I would tell them that as soon as the swim was over I would be fine..okay...was I ever wrong. The swim went great, who knew I could swim because I sure didn't, I think my adrenaline was just pumping extra hard. But the bike completely and utterly kicked my butt! I did not know that half of the bike course was consecutively uphill. Wow! I sure hadn't trained for that and did it ever hurt my bike time, and my thighs, and my hiney, and my lungs! I was told that it's a hard transition to go from biking to running, but I was so tired after the bike, I didn't even think about it. I just wanted to finish. Overall it was such a beautiful race at Lake Las Vegas and I had a ton of fun. I think I would recommend triathlons over marathons. I only did a half marathon, but it was way harder on my body and I was much more exhausted when it was over. At the end of the race there was your typical bagels and fruit, but everyone got a free beer card. I thought that was hilarious. I gave my beer card to a guy who summed up this race very well. In his words, "The swim was great, the bike was a bitch, and the run was fun." Cheers!

7 comments:

Mandi said...

WOW girl!! that is great! I am still so sad your moving. :(

Darin, Linsy and Tate said...

Steph!!! Nice work!!! I am sooooo impressed! Look at you out there kickin some butt. We should chat sometime, its been awhile!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm the girl you met at the park last week. I hope you're all moved in and settling down! My OB's name is Anita Gondy...just in case you wanted it still! Have a great weekend!

Laura and Bryan said...

Awesome! I heard those were fun, I want to do one! Way to go. Love you

Jen said...

See? Triathlons are totally where it's at. We're excited to see you guys next weekend!

Cherry said...

Hi Stephanie!

I hope you don't mind, but Amy gave me this link. Your blog is so adorable! And I LOVE the music! I love this song.

Good job on the triathlon. I love the idea of doing one, but I think the running part would put me in cardiac arrest!

Best, Cherry

Monica and Matt said...

hey tim and steph:
it has been awhile since i have seen your blog. i am impressed steph about the tri and the 1/2 marathon. how long was the tri? i tried to make it to tim's graduation on sat, but couldn't. i want to send a card, how do i get it to you?
-matt