Overall rank: 67! (Sounds awesome, huh? There were only 69 racers.)
Swim time: 26:51 minutes
Swim rank: 57
Bike time: 1:24:49
Bike rank: 66
Run time: 1:20:16
Run Rank: 69
Total time: 3:17:38
That is right, folks. I came in DEAD LAST on the run!! Oh, how we laughed when I saw that! The really ironic thing is that if I had registered for the "Athena" category (the nice terminology for the "bigger girls") I would have gotten a GOLD medal in my division, because no one wants to admit that they qualify for the Athena category. Guess it pays to be fat. Maybe next year this big girl will bring home the gold!
One thing I have considered, though, is that it is highly unlikely that I was up against ANY other novices in this race. Most people don't choose to do an Olympic as their first race ever. So the fact that I didn't come in dead last in ALL the events certainly says something, right?
I find it really funny that my rank was the highest on the swim--the place where I feel the least comfortable! Of course, I had the most energy at that point.
I went to my swim conditioning class again this morning and loved it!! I don't know if I am any faster, but I am improving my stroke so much. Eight months ago I couldn't swim more than two lengths without resting. This morning I did over 100 lengths!
Now I need to find a run conditioning class, apparently. :) DEAD. LAST. I can't help but chuckle... (I have been trying to focus on my form and posture when running this week. We shall see.)
And now a recipe for a tasty after-school snack!
Peanut Butter Oat Bites
2 TBSP butter
2/3 cup natural peanut butter (I like crunchy, but either is fine.)
4 TBSP honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup (dry) oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until it is smooth and creamy. Add honey and vanilla. Stir in cereal and oats. Let cool, then add raisins, chocolate chips and peanuts. Form into balls. Store in refrigerator.