I didn't cry, fall or drop out of the race so I would say it was a success! I'm so glad I raced and I'm planning on racing a couple more this season.
This past weekend we headed to Houston for the Try Andy's sprint triathlon. Andy Stewart is the race director and has known Brandon since he was 14. He has asked us every year since 2010 to come out and do the race, and every year we say no because we have raced Kona the week before. And, we're usually still not walking normal a week after Kona! Anyways, since we didn't race Kona this year we finally got to race Try Andy's.
This was a sprint race that consisted of a 300 point to point lake swim, 10 mile flat bike and 3 mile flat run. There was money on the line and even bonus money if you got the course record, which for the women was 46:16 held by Sharon Spuler back in 1997. That is a fast record! I can't remember the last time I even did a sprint race. And, I forgot how much they hurt. I took the win and finished in 48:02.
It was a really fun and well organized event. There was great local competition and everyone stayed around at the finish for the food and awards. This race reminded me of why I got involved in the sport in the first place back in 2002...because it was FUN!