Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm in the business of misery, let's take it from the top

I competed in my first triathlon on Saturday. Well, to say I competed is kind of an overstatement since I was nearly last, but I did finish and that's an accomplishment right!?! I had a great experience and I hope to do more in the future, preferably outdoors. This one was up in Idaho and since it's winter it was indoors. The stationary bike can be pretty boring but I decided to do an indoor triathlon to save myself from having to invest in a bike. I completed the 1/2 mile swim, 10 mile bike and a 4 mile run in 1:46:51. I really feel like I could have done better time wise but I'm just proud of myself for trying something new and finishing. My favorite part was that I could share this experience with my sister. She's done triathlons before and she didn't care what her time was so she was able to hang back with me and encourage me to finish. She was really great!
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures. Amber's husband Bill had Grayson and Amber's two kids while we competed (my older two kids stayed in Vegas since I was only going to be gone two days). It's hard juggling three kids, especially their differing nap times, so Bill didn't make it down to the rec center to take any pictures. That's okay since I was really sweaty, red-faced and frizzy-haired :)

The title is a line from Paramore's song "Misery Business". The next line is "She's got a body like an hourglass that's tickin' like a clock." When I started training I wanted a body like an hourglass so this song quickly became my favorite to run to :) I love Paramore. They play upbeat punk rock filled will teenage angst so they appeal to the side of me that loved high school :) And their lead singer dyes her hair bright colors, what more could I ask for!?! If anyone needs songs to get them motivated to exercise just ask, I've got lots :)

6 comments:

Katie said...

That is great! Congrats on finishing, and uh, YEAH that's an accomplishment.

rachel said...

you and your songs. you crack me up. good job on the triathalon. and it sure is the business of misery ; )

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on FINISHING your first triathalon! That's awesome!

Hazel said...

Congrats, Autumn. That's pretty awesome. I found your blog through Ruth's blog through myspace. The chain of the world wide web. Just thought I'd stop in and say hi. I've got a little blog with my guy at mikeandhazel.wordpress.com one day I'm going to start a much better one, but for now that'll do.

Keith A. Runyon said...

Triathalon? Now that is impressive. I am proud of you.

Jocie Perotti said...

Autumn, You run? You really have turned into a crazy person. We other crazy people are glad to have you and good job!