I had been training specifically for this race for about five weeks but I was still nervous and kind of dreaded it when race day rolled around.I trained for the aquathlon by practicing running, swimming, and then running all in one workout once a week for the weeks leading up to the race. I even managed to practice at a local lake/park: I swam about 1,000 yards and then ran 6 miles around the park.
I think I dreaded the race because I had never done an aquathlon before and 48 hours before the race I was under anesthesia, with a tube in my throat and stomach (but that’s for a different post altogether). Once I got there and warmed up a little with my sister, who ran the 5k, I felt a lot better.
Photos from the race:My 5k time: 21:56 (7:03 pace)Hannah’s 5k time: 26:37 (8:35 pace)I felt pretty great throughout the whole race and managed to pass the most people during the swim. I just kept looking at the sky and all the greenery around me while I was running and just thinking how beautiful God made the earth (<— I’m so dorky sometimes!).
I ended up placing second in the whole race and first for women.
My first aquathlon ended up being really fun and I’m so glad I did it!
I feel like I haven’t posted in forever and I have a lot to say! Some upcoming posts include: recent eats, how my endoscopy went, what else I was up to this past weekend, and some other fun things!
Bible verse of the day: “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8