“I did it! I did it! I did it!!!”  That was my Facebook status update after completing the SheRox Triathlon yesterday. Being able to say “I did it!” is the reason I Tri and the reason I:

  • Completed a mock-tri during one of the worst heat waves of the summer. Many thanks to Colleen and the other volunteers who ensured we were well hydrated during the workout – whether by Gatorade, cold wash cloths or super soaker water guns.
  •  Purchased and learned how to ride with clips. Only two falls so far, so I count myself lucky. Many thanks for the words of advice dispensed during the Wednesday night Rodes Ride – my rides are continuing to improve.
  • Woke up at an ungodly hour yesterday morning. Who knew there is more than one 4 o’clock each day? Again, props to Colleen for the last minute advice on dealing with the weather and how to prepare.
  • Hauled my gear and my bike for more than a mile to the transition area. On the bright side, I was completely warmed up by the time I got my bike set-up.
  • Walked around barefoot in a field FILLED with goose poop. This became a non-issue once I got ready for the swim – switched my glasses for my goggles and voila! the poop disappeared.
  • Stuck my toe in, let alone MY ENTIRE BODY, to the Schuykill River. The best part of this stage was the men assisting with swim exit!
  • Rode over 15 miles while soaking wet. Beautiful course, but the hills, oh, the hills!
  • Ran over 3 miles with my shoes filled with water. Not much to say about this one – if I passed you on the run, I apologize for the obnoxious sounds my sneakers made.

As the newest member of the MHWTC, I want to thank each of you. Your warmth in welcoming me, as well as your smiles, thumbs-up and words of encouragement, give me the courage to Tri and Tri again! And your support enables me to say “I did it!”

2 thoughts on “I did it! I did it! I did it! by Jackie Lott

  1. Congratulations! It was nice talking to you before the race and seeing your smiling face during the run. Hope you enjoyed Carolina Blue after the race.
    – Kelli

  2. Thanks Kelli! It was great meeting you too. Having a friendly face to talk with definitely helped my nerves.

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