Monday, August 17, 2015
As we trained, we timed ourselves on the different events, and we looked at the stat sheet from last year so we knew who we'd try to stay close to in time (or beat :)) to help us figure out our goal time. We decided we'd shoot for 45 minutes total. Scott and I started the race together in the pool and stayed together for the swim, Once we got on our bikes, and I was in front, we got separated. I didn't want to turn my head around and look back, afraid that I'd biff it like before and re-injure myself so I just did my best. When I dropped my bike to start the run, Scott was nowhere in sight, so I took off running. I later learned that he was having some difficulties with his bike shifts; his bike is used and though it's fast, being a road bike, the gears were always weird and the brakes are horrible. My good friend Elisa, who is a fast runner, did the race with us as well, but she started the swim about 10 minutes before us in another group so I didn't see her much.
Later that day, Scott and I were tired, our legs felt a bit achy, so we relaxed at home and in the late afternoon we took the kids to Walmart so they could each pick out a new outfit for school which starts up again in a week! We didn't want Nora to feel left out since she is the only one not in school, so we got her an outfit too. She chose this cute exercise outfit that she wears all the time...which is fine with me because it's better than what she used to wear all the time which was her rapunzel swim suit.