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Friday, October 1, 2010

Bad Blogger

Ok.  This is the last post I will do on my first Olympic triathlon. 

I didn't have any pictures in my previous post because The Coach is a bad blogger.  He doesn't seem to care either.  Every triathlon I hand him the camera and ask to take pictures of 1. me and 2. anything cool he sees while waiting for me to finish.  Usually I can count on him to take about two pictures.  The last race was no exception. 

So here are the ones the professional race photographers took.  Sadly when I saw the photographers this time I really tried to look better for the pictures.  The pictures from my other races are TERRIBLE.  One day I will have to post them and we can all make fun.

I will also include my times since they are posted now.  Don't laugh.  On second thought....go ahead.

This is me getting out of the water.  Duh.  I only include it because it is the only picture that shows me ahead of people! Plus I am quick trying to get those googles off because I don't like them.  They hurt my nose.
Swim time: 36:22
Place       : 20/40

Transition 1: 7:41  - Holy Crap!  What?  Did I have a cup of coffee?  Read a book?  This did include a 1/4 mile run, but still.
Not a bad picture of the bike.  Can someone PLEASE work on a bike shorts design that would be more flattering to women who weigh over 110 lbs.  PLEASE?!

Bike time: 1:29:06
Place      : 31/40
Transition 2: 2:31 - I have got to work on transitions apparently.

Here are my running pictures.  They reveal a secret I have been keeping from you.  I am severely pigeon toed!  This problem has plagued me since I started walking.  My shoes wear on the opposite side than everyone else's.  I use this as an excuse for my slow running. And for tripping.  And for losing things like keys and phones.

Also I think this is what The Coach is talking about when he says I do not have good running form.  What?  I am not supposed to be facing completely sideways.  That is not efficient?  (Nice skin belt there.  Why does my jersey always ride up?)

Run time: 1:14:01  - I did the first two miles in ten minutes each.  After that I started dragging. I need to cut fourteen minutes off this time for next year.  (Sorry Babe, I have decided I like this race!)
Place: 37/40

Sweet Victory!  Well I came in 34 out of 40 in my age group so maybe a more fitting caption would be, "Sweet Finish!"
I look like I am grabbing my own boob! But other than that this is actually not a bad picture.  I have never purchased a race photo before, but I may get this one.

Finish Time: 3:29:43.5

I still can't get my buttons to work, but I have alerted Tech Guru/Best Friend in the World, Preeti, about the problem.  I am sure she'll be over soon to fix it.  With queso!  (Kidding on that last part.) 


  1. Pigeon-toed or not, slow times or not, I'm impressed! Way to go! Woo-woo! I admire anyone that even tries to compete in any kind of race. I know I'd lose my bladder, all its contents, and maybe even a few other vital organs if I decided to race. Congrats on the finish! You're a winner in my book. :o) Happy Friday!

  2. You are amazing!!! I think it's just the coolest that you did this!

  3. wow, good for you! I have no excuses of pigeon toes or anything so I'm super impressed that you did this, awesome!!

    Here from FF, have a super weekend!

  4. I nominated your blog for a 'best health/beauty blog'- sorry I cut your head off on the photo- not sure why that happened :)- but you do some fun and funny and great posts! Hope you win! bree- your nomination is here- (don't mind the funky formating if it's still there, the owner is aware of it and will fix it soon)

  5. WOW!!!!! I love the PIX!!! you know I think that you are sooo amazing for doing this....

  6. Thanks for stopping by I'm following you. How awesome of you for taking on this challenge. I admire your strength!!

    Shibley Smiles

  7. Great pics! I'm following you via FF.Hope to see you at my place:)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. You rock!!! And when I grow up I want to be like you!!!

  9. I love your posts, they are always filled with funny little remarks... it makes my day!

    Awesome pictures, really. The bike one looks especially hardcore... I wish I could ride a bike. Great job you on a great race!

  10. Nice!!!

    I am your newest follower from a Friday Blog Hop! I'd love it if you could follow back at one or all of my blogs!

    Thank you and have a great day!

  11. Following from Social Parade Fridays. Please stop in and do the same for me (we are working on a follow friday project to see how many followers can actually be collected in a single friday with active participation)

    Thank you for your help and your return follow:

  12. Hi Heather,
    Wow, you had an awesome race! Way to go! I have such respect for Tri studs:) I suck at the swimming...imagine the worst swimmer ever...thats me! Also, those are great pictures of you! Congrats!

  13. Honey, you are a winner in my book!!!! You look MAH-vel-ous!!!! There is no way I could do that. I am in awe. And you're going to do it AGAIN????


  14. I loved all the pics. ALL of them!
    Congratulations. You are an inspiration.

  15. Good job! The pictures are great!


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