Sunday, November 9, 2008

turkey tri

Yesterday was the Turkey Tri! Every time a do a race, I tell Justin the night before, "Don't ever let me do a triathlon again." I get so nervous. But afterwards I'm always glad I did it. This race is pretty popular and fun because the order is backwards; so we ran, then biked, then swam in the Orem rec. It was so much easier to not have to run after biking.

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I LOVE having my kids there. Justin pulled them behind his bike as basically road alongside me during the run. During the bike he would shortcut through the route to cheer me on. So many people commented to us about it because they thought it was so cool, and thanked him for cheering them on as well. Justin keeps trying to do a race with me but I won't let him because I want him to cheer for ME! Plus I would be pissed when he beat me.

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It was also way fun to have our cousin Kara there too (Bankheads representing!). She won 1st overall - see her there at the starting line with only guys? Yeah, she is like a mutant ninja athlete. I got 14th overall and 3rd in my age group which I was happy/sad because I did want to get in the top 3 in my division but was hoping for top 10 overall.

Now I'm just sad because I want to do another one but I have to wait until next spring! Maybe I should spend this winter learning how to swim.

11 comments:

Vanes said...

OKAY! Just STOP! You are incredible! You look SO great - how does it feel to be in SUCH great shape!?

Vanes said...

OKAY! Just STOP! You are incredible! You look SO great - how does it feel to be in SUCH great shape!?

Alissa said...

you are awesome court! you truley inspire me! I am doing great but i need a girl get away! call me lol

Threlfall Mysteries said...

Help me discover your energy!! Where does it all come from? I swear, you should be Vince's mom. Then it would make sense why he has so much energy.
Dang, you are seriously unreal and so amazing. You are so motivating. Good job on 3rd in your age group, that is so awesome.

banks said...

Awesome job on your race. I also get so nervous before EVERY race, but as soon as I start the race I love every bit of it. I think Ellie looked so cute for Halloween, and I am sorry about her arm. Hopefully, we will get to see you during the Christmas holiday. Loves

Ryan said...

Way to go Courtney. That is extremely impressive. Keep it up.

Ryan.

Cammie said...

Do you remember our trip to Burley ID? Your first tri and you still took the time to teach me to drive my stick shift...what a sweet Court you are.

Niels and Kayla said...

im so jealous! that is amazing, i really admire you for being so gun ho about tri's, i wish i had that motivation. haha

Brennon and Lindsey said...

I hate you and Kara! Your both in like super human shape. I am doing my first beg. tri. saturday and Brennon will probably finish his sprint before I am done. You are awesome, good job.

lramey said...

the red hair's from the daddy...he's got it....

you're amazing! i would never have the guts to do a tri...but that's ok right???

Michelle Hawkes said...

Congrats!! I wish that I could have the dicipline it takes to do a Tri. Maybe one of these days :) You look so hard core in all of your photos. :)