The triathlon today was a lot more fun than I was expecting.
I would have been pretty happy with any overall result, because I reached my main goals of winning the swim and running over two miles, plus Mik and I had a blast, talking and joking the whole way. (Well, not on the swim. We were all business in the pool, because we had heard how far our competition had already gone, and we both really, really wanted to win that leg.)
But then I found out that I not only placed in the top three for women, but actually won the thing. I'm honestly torn somewhere between "No big deal to win a casual, tiny race with weird rules" and "This is the seventh-most exciting day of my entire life!!!!!!"
I'm too giddy to write much else—having never, ever, even once been in the middle of the pack, let alone the front—and anyway, stationary exercise equipment doesn't make for a very exciting race report, so I'll just share the results:
Julie (first overall out of ten women):
Swim (10 minutes): 26 lengths (first place; second place was 25 lengths)
Bike (30 minutes): 13.5 miles (first place; second place was 12.9 miles)
Run (20 minutes): 2.04 miles (third place; first was 2.21 miles, and second was 2.08 miles)
Mik (tie for second out of three men on points but awarded third when distance was used as a tiebreaker):
Swim: 27 lengths (first place; second place was 26 lengths, third was 23)
Bike: 12.1 miles (third place; first was 19.7 miles, can't remember what second was)
Run: 1.76 miles (third place; first was 3 miles, and second was 2.7)
P.S. I won a month of free membership at the gym (which more than reimbursed our entry fees—sweet), and Mik won a smoothie and a pint glass that says "Run to Live Lager." So in eight and a half years he can celebrate his swimming domination with a cold one.