Saturday, August 23, 2008

Triathalon--Did it!

This has nothing to do with genealogy or Generation Maps but I have to tell you--I finished my first triathalon today.

In case you are wondering, that is swim, bike and *then* run. (You've got to be kidding.)

For my first triathalon I didn't do so well:

  • 2 straight weeks of conferences and then a vacation wreaked havoc on the end of my training schedule.
  • I got engrossed in a movie last night and didn't get to bed at a decent hour.
  • Accidently slept in and almost didn't make it on time.
  • Didn't get in line for a while so I started almost last.
  • Actually crashed the bike and have a new mid-life crisis scab on my knee again. (I was going too fast on the bike. That is my story and I'm sticking to it.)
  • Broke 5 fingernails (Oh, Man--grin)


  • I finished.
  • Passed a few people. Almost as many as passed me but hey I'll take what I can get.
  • Didn't have to photoshop the pictures to look good. :-)
  • I finished.
  • Have the number 119 "body art" to wear to church tomorrow.
  • Have a triathlon t-shirt that I might never take off.
  • I finished.
  • Started almost last but didn't finish last. Woohoo. I'm looking forward to seeing my time. I actually think I might not have done too bad for the first one.
  • Had some good music going. --I think I actually enjoyed myself?
  • Did I mention I finished?
Next one is October 18th. Many thanks to the incredibly supportive family and the good friends who actually waited for me to cross the finish line. Hopefully I inspired my kids. I guess it *is* a little like family history.
(If I can fit it into family history, I should be able to fit it in to about any topic of conversation don't you think? "You know, that reminds me of a triathalon I did once....")


Becky Wiseman said...

Hmm, I walked to the mailbox today. Maybe 100 feet ;-) Can't imagine doing a triathlon. It is something to brag about. Congratulations! Well done!

Randy Seaver said...

Way to go, Janet! You finished - that's the important thing.

I had a quad-athlon today, but it wasn't biking, swimming or running. I got to hug and kiss and talk to in person all four of my grandchildren today for the first time - from 4-month old Audrey up to 5-year old Lucas. I'm tired too, and the day's not over.

I hope you recover well - spoil yourself - go get the nails done.

Cheers -- Randy

Janet Hovorka said...

Thanks you guys. Randy--I like your kind of quadathalon!

Moultrie Creek said...

You go girl! This is awesome!

I'm totally amazed with the effort you put forth - and exhausted just thinking about it. I'm looking forward to the report on the October event too.

familytwigs said...

WOW. Congrats! Sounds like you got some battle scars to show off too! You should probably take the shirt off now and then to wash it. . . . carefully. LOL!