Monday, January 29, 2007

Tagged by Michele

Okay, Michele tagged me, so here goes:

1. Describe a memory from your first triathlon ever
My first tri ever was the Mach Tenn Triathlon, which included a 1,000 yd open water swim. I had barely ever swum 1,000 yards in the pool, much less in the open water on a day where the wind and current was down right cruel. So I can remember, as people were swimming all over me, debating in my mind which one of two things was going to happen: 1) I was either going to wave down one of those kayaks to come get me and be humiliated, or 2)I was going to drown. Thankfully, I eventually gutted out the swim and didn't have to do either. But at the time, it sure seemed like the only two choices, and I wasn't sure which was worse.
2. Describe a memory from your most recent triathlon
My most recent tri was the Chattanooga Waterfront Oly. And a vivid memory I have is getting through T-2 and taking off on the run when I hear my name being shouted loudly. I look up and see my parents waving and cheering, and I had no idea that they were going to be there.
3. What's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you in a tri?
In the Star Triathlon in my home town, it's a reverse tri, and I had about a 20 second lead for 1st overall female heading into the pool for the last leg. But somewhere in the short 200yd swim, 2nd place passed me, and ended up beating me by a tenth of a second.

4. What's the most thrilling thing that's happened to you in a tri?
Last year the in Mach Tenn Tri (my second year) while on the back, I flew passed a girl in my age group who I had thought I had no chance of beating.

5. What is something you discovered about yourself by doing triathlons?
I can do anything I set out to do.

6. What is The Big Goal that you're working towards?
Ultimately, finish an Ironman

I tag anyone who wants to be tagged - have at it!

1 comment:

Triteacher said...

Wow, 10th of a second - that IS rough. I've been beaten like that before too - not quite that close, but passed in the last 1/2 mile of the run where really you just should not be allowed to pass! ;)

And on Ironman... IM Wisconsin 08?? It's creeping into my blood again these past few days...