Saturday, December 31, 2016

The End is here

This year I was on the podium for both Sprint Tris I entered, raised almost $5500 for Team Challenge, completed my first Half-Ironman in five years (first since the big accident), won Top Volunteer and Comeback of the Year from my triathlon club, SVTC.

Particularly after completing the Ironman 70.3 Arizona, I feel done. I haven't been writing blog entries in my head in a long time.

When I decided to do NaNoWriMo way back when and write my memoirs, I ran into the problem that I didn't know when to end them. Even though I'd done two Ironmans and lost 100 pounds, I didn't feel like my story was done. But now I do.

So this is the end of Fatty Fights Back. Hope you've enjoyed it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Half Moon Bay "Super" Sprint: My first podium!

Last weekend, I did my first triathlon of the season, the Half Moon Bay Super Sprint. I'm not exactly sure why it was called a Super Sprint since it was basically as long as a regular Sprint. Well, the swim was only .33 miles but it was .35 up to the transition area, the bike was 11 miles and the run was the standard 5k.

Anyway...

I don't normally race this early in the season but I have wanted to podium at a triathlon for a while. I've done it in other kinds of races -- running, AquaBike, OWS, and Aquathlon -- but never a triathlon. This race is new and usually cold so I was confident that almost no one would show up in my age group. Of course, this means it was beautiful weather and more people signed up than normal. But I still managed to beat two of the people in my age group for a second place finish! I was so happy.