I completed my first duathlon last Sunday, July 10th at a little before 2 hours. The race officially began at 6:30am. My results:
71 478 Kyla Kindle Hoffman Estates 15 F
51 24:53 8:02 1:20 103 1:03:22 14.2 1:14 52 27:16 8:48
Ha, whatever that means, right? ;-) I signed up for this race, semi-impulsively, when I picked a young
gentleman up at a tennis/recreation center and I saw a sign for a Duathlon/Triathlon. "Well, I'm not a
fast swimmer, but running and biking...I could try this."
*hey, side note; ever hear of Shawn McDonald? I don't remember how I came across him, but the Holy
Spirit works through him to make some really great music. And he shares his testimony on his site,
which is always a good thing to hear. :-)
Moreover, I signed up for this race and also completed it for my "21 b4 21" list. I should share
that another time. ANYWAYS, I think I just want to say that I was very intimidated when I arrived
on the scene. My mom, who was so thoughtful and encouraging the whole time, came with me.
She dropped me off at the site and I walked my bike and I to the event. It turns out real race bikes
don'thave kickstands...my cool bike does. :-) My mother claims to have seen people like me, who
were doing the race as a first-timer, and who were also clueless, but it seemed to me that I was the most
awkward one there. Haha! No, really, it's okay to laugh. :-) Anyways, I'm really glad I did this and it
was because of the encouragement I received from my friends at work the night before the race when
I questioned if I should just sleep-in that day (;]), my mama who is like a mother bear, and because of
God and how He wasgracious enough to complete the race with me! It was a really cool experience-
I recommend it!
Here are some goofy pictures.
thanks mom, for the photo shoot of your sweaty kid ;-)
Signing-off with Pslam 34 (did you know that David, from the Bible, pretended to be insane?
huh, I wonder what that looked like),
Miss Rae :*