Monday, August 6, 2012

Heart O Dixie Tri

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Oh hey there... it's me... feeling a tad bit like the way I look in the picture below... happy and in a daze all at the same time. These past two weeks of school have been just as crazy and busy as I knew they would be and I am loving every information-absorbing minute! {Hopefully I'll still be saying the same thing a few months from now} However, after three exams in the second week, my brain is a tad fried. {I made all A's though! It's amazing how "smart" you can be when you're motivated}

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Even though school is busy, training is not something I'm going to sacrifice. The stamina and energy benefits- not to mention stress relief- are too good to get lazy. Can y'all hold me to that please? Last weekend, me, Courtney and my Dad competed in the Heart 'O Dixie Triathlon in Louisville, Mississippi. 

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We swam 1/2 mile, biked 27 miles, and ran 7 miles. This race was half of what we did last year... and probably 1/3 of the training.

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Dad has always been my "coach"... as in like, since I was 6 yrs. old {with running}. Every race, he gives me the "pep-up speech" and we discuss how I'm going to pace {and now that we're racing together, we discuss his goals too}. I'm cracking up that Mom {our head cheerleader and photographer} caught us in action.

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Hey Court! She was strokin' it.

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It was a beautiful morning with temps in the high 70's and then progressed to the 80's... we weren't complaining!

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After the swim, we headed out on the bike. We biked from Louisville to Philadelphia.

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After the bike, we ran to the Neshoba County Fair. I've decided this is Courtney's signature pose when she sees the camera while running... look familiar?

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She ain't playin' around though.

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And neither was I.
;)

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... and we just hope we can be 51 yrs. old one day and still truckin' on along.

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When we finished, I was a happy camper. Let me just tell you, accomplishing a goal is one of the best feelings!

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The excitement of the competition, and the rewarding feeling of the finish makes all of those early mornings {and late evening} workouts worth it. But I have to say, when you've got two {and sometimes more than two} of your favorite people to train with, the workouts are actually enjoyable.

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And when you're support crew {puppy included} is there to cheer you on, it's that much more FUN!

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1 comment:

  1. Lindsay BurroughsAugust 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Jill. You are a machine. I love these stories! it motivates me :)

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