On Saturday, I completed my second triathlon, the Cedars Of Lebanon Tri. It was a 200 yard swim, 10 mile ride & 2 mile run. My finish time was 1:17, which is way faster than I anticipated. I messed up my swim & lost time there, but my transitions were super fast & my bike was 15 minutes faster than I thought it would be. I'm pretty pleased!
I did this race with a whole mess of my friends. Heidi & I were actually beside each other in the race. She was 612 & I was 613, so we got to start the swim together & go through the first transition together, which was really nice & calming. It helps your pre-race nerves to start side-by-side with your friend.
This was the first triathlon Mary Katherine & I did together & since her birthday was on Sunday & mine was yesterday, we dubbed ourselves Team Taurus. To celebrate our birthdays & our race, Mary Katherine's sweet momma had us over for brunch after the race. Thank you, Sonya!
As I continue to work on my "
", I treated myself (treat yo self!) to a pedicure after my race on Saturday. I could get used to this!
My friend Rebecca was in town this weekend & she & her husband Jay treated me to an early birthday brunch at Le Peep on Sunday. Heart you, friend! YLS
Later on Sunday, I invited my friends to join me for Birthday Sunday Funday! Everyone in the world came & it was so awesome. My friend Neil even jumped up on a table & got the entire bar to sing "Happy Birthday" to me, which was hilarious & amazing.
I had a blast. It's one of the best birthdays I've had in forever. And it technically wasn't even my birthday yet! Thanks to everyone who came. It was awesome!
Full triathlon photostream
. Full birthday photostream
P.S. The running group I run with, East Nasty, named me their East Nasty of the Week (ENOW) yesterday, which is a huge honor. Read the post
. Thank you Sarah & thank you East Nasty! ENFL!