One of the reasons for signing up for a triathlon was to force myself to exercise. On a night like last night that really paid off. I met Shelly for a swim/bike brick and it was a beautiful evening. I think the temperature was perfect as we took off on our bikes.
We shot some video last night, but we were so excited/worried about our swim that we accidentally left the camera in the car. Oh well. I think subliminally we didn't want anybody to see us in our swim suits. Ha Ha.
I was happy with my swim. I was able to swim the entire 10 lengths without stopping or switching to breast stroke. I was pleased with my time too. I know it's not impressive to real swimmers, but I was starting from square one and I can see a huge improvement in my swimming in the last six weeks.
We met a nice gal at the pool who was also training for the Rambling Rose. I've met several gals doing the race and it's fun to have that connection. We also met a star triathlete in the parking lot who was a big inspiration!
Our ride was beautiful last night. The sun was setting and the temperature was nice. Shelly gave me some good biking tips. She is the bike-a-nista. The only bad part of the evening was when I was heading out the door to meet Shelly. My 2-year-old cried and said "Mommy, don't go." I think that was harder than any hill we rode up last night.