We were living in Maryland at the time and after looking around I decided on the Washington DC sprint triathlon. I found some training plans and inspiration online, bought a trainer and jogging stroller, and got to work. Swimming in the Potomac River and biking/running around the national monuments to finish my first tri was an amazing experience.
Fast forward through a move back to the Seattle area and my second child and I was ready to start again. My first RTB experience was an open water swim clinic at Lake Sawyer before my second sprint triathlon. It was so helpful that I ended up signing up for the whole summer open water training at Lake Meridian. Over the past few years, I’ve continued to challenge myself by stepping up to Olympic and then my first 70.3 in 2016. I’ve learned so much over the years. It’s been a great progression from finishing that first tri with my swimsuit/bike shorts to hiring an awesome coach to help me succeed in at CDA 70.3 last week. Several things run on repeat through my head now including “hand below the wrist, wrist below the elbow” and “set up the run, set up the run, set up the run”. I also find it amusing when my husband stares at me while I inhale my second dinner.