But I did it. And I not only finished, but I didn't stop, and didn't walk--ever. So I'm feeling pretty good. I also did with a mountain bike what the 175 or so other competitors did with road bikes. And let me tell you, that course on a mountain bike was no picnic.
But the coolest part was that when Amanda caught up with me (I started 23 minutes before her...you start by swim time, slowest to fastest) we were on the very end of the bike route, and we actually got our picture taken together (they hire photographers to take photos for the entrants to buy). So cool.
Till then, here's our non-profesh photo.
The atmosphere was awesome as well. Everyone constantly cheering you on, saying "Good job." Definitely going to be a triathlon, 5k, 10k, bike race addict. But, two words for future athletic adventures: