Weekend Wrap Up: Birthday Triathlon Edition

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 "

non-food rewards

", 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!

Race Recap: Cedars Of Lebanon Triathlon 2013

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