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.


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.