Saturday, August 25, 2007

FINISHED!

My goal was to finish the Santa Barbara Long Course Triathlon in under 5 hours and today I did it! I didn't wear a watch or anything and didn't stress too much about time or how well I was doing in the larger scheme of things...I even took a bathroom break, which apparently is more than others allow themselves (crazies!). I just wanted to have a lot of fun and- let me tell you- it was FUN!


I felt really good all throughout and only started to really feel tired when I start pushing in the last few miles of the run. I finished in 4 hours 20 minutes!! It felt so amazing to finish and have a bunch of friends cheering at the finish line- I even tapped the reserve and sprinted the last 10 yards or so! I'm a sucker for the crowd! :P

I don't have any photos right now, but DJ came and shot a ton....including a video of me and Amy before the race, which was so cool of him (in spite of his mean tricks!) ;)

So...the Tri divas (was a working title- but due to lack of energy- stuck ;)- Amy, Paige and I (and Deyl too!)- are already making big plans for a Half-Ironman in Spring '08...my vote is Hawaii! I think we're addicted! :)

9 comments:

Katie said...

What an accomplishment Matil!!!! I am so proud of you.

Emmanuel Sp├ęciale said...

Congratulations ! Beautiful pink hat :)

Regis said...

Vanessa, you did an awesome job! I am so humbled by what you guys accomplished today.

... I am ready to go to Vegas and put some money down on a wager that you will finish in less time than DJ in the Triathalon in September :)

Vanessa said...

Oh Regis...we don't want you in Vegas...you gotta be here cheering for him! :)

|| davidjay || said...

Regis - we are no longer friends! :P

Deyl said...

So proud of you V!! incredibly done my friend, incredibly done :)

amynave said...

Vanessa, you are so dear to my heart and I've also enjoyed the friendship that has developed in the last four months. I totally miss you already and I really hope you don't stay away to long. I need you hear in SB:)

Love ya!!!!!!

mekki the mac said...

cool, the only things I managed was a 5 kilometer run. :-) till now, but I am going to work out...

congrats,

Markus :-)

Mikey Brown said...

vanessa, congrats on finishing. we are all so proud of you.