Goal! - I Finished a Triathlon, Holy Cow!




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Tummy Girl
07-31-2010, 05:23 PM
This was a really long term goal for me and even though I hit goal weight in December the journey continues. It's just a fitness journey now. I finished my first triathlon, after well , not swimming for about 20 years. It was the highlight of my post weight loss life for sure. I now really realize that truly anything is possible!

I'm having a hard time uploading pictures, I got a before but the others aren't working so I'll just link it to my blog post (http://www.thegigglybits.com/2010/07/first-time-triathlon-finisher/) about it.

Remember we can do anything we set our minds to.


caryesings
07-31-2010, 05:25 PM
Congratulations! I'm inspired.

sidrah
07-31-2010, 10:23 PM
My gift to you....if it was me I would def. buy one for every car I own.
http://shop.cafepress.com/triathlon

That is so cool. You did good!!!


Rochester
07-31-2010, 10:45 PM
That is absolutely positively freakin' AMAZING!!!!!

:congrat:

I want to be you when I grow up. ;)

Hermy
07-31-2010, 11:06 PM
wow you are trully an inspiration! Congratulations! :cheer:
thats one of my goals as well.

Natasha1534
07-31-2010, 11:16 PM
That's awesome..good job!!!

Tummy Girl
08-01-2010, 01:43 AM
My gift to you....if it was me I would def. buy one for every car I own.
http://shop.cafepress.com/triathlon

That is so cool. You did good!!!

That's hilarious, I was looking for a bumper sticker! Thank you so much, that means a lot :) And Hubbie is getting a T-Shirt from there. His birthday is in 2 weeks, how perfect.

Tummy Girl
08-01-2010, 01:44 AM
And thanks everyone, it was very out of the box for me, I am actually sort of the person I always wanted to be, it's an amazing place to hang out.

sidrah
08-01-2010, 08:39 AM
You're welcome. I kinda read your blog so I knew you were looking......But, I am glad you like it. Advertise it! You earned it.

BecomingMaggie
08-01-2010, 08:57 AM
Part of a triathlon came through where I work yesterday. For several hours I would watch runners enter and leave the parking lot. The ones that impressed me the most were the ones near the end. Despite how bad they must has hurt and how far away from the leaders they were...they kept going. In theory, I would love to try myself but I think it isn't likely in reality. Good for you!

Tummy Girl
08-01-2010, 06:35 PM
You're welcome. I kinda read your blog so I knew you were looking......But, I am glad you like it. Advertise it! You earned it.

LOL well that explains it! Thanks for that, my husband is getting a shirt :)

Tummy Girl
08-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Part of a triathlon came through where I work yesterday. For several hours I would watch runners enter and leave the parking lot. The ones that impressed me the most were the ones near the end. Despite how bad they must has hurt and how far away from the leaders they were...they kept going. In theory, I would love to try myself but I think it isn't likely in reality. Good for you!

I think you may be surprised with what you can really do. At this one, there was a lady over 60 who after losing something like 40 lbs was doing her first. She was still heavier than she wanted but was using the triathlon training as part of her exercise plan. She was last. Everyone clapped, yelled, and screamed the most, for he.

Findmyself
08-02-2010, 10:12 PM
Good job, girl! You look great.

sandyevans
08-06-2010, 01:19 AM
WOW! That's great to hear how far you have come. Most people have trouble with consistence and you obviously have persevered through your goals. Congrats!

ktexas
08-06-2010, 11:36 AM
congrats!

Tummy Girl
08-06-2010, 01:46 PM
Thanks ladies. There were a bunch of bumps along the way. And a few times when failure seemed certain. Just. keep. going.

lindalee9
08-06-2010, 04:40 PM
I love the photos on your blog - when you see one fade away and the new one come up, it's so inspiring to see how your body changed.

duhitskriss
08-06-2010, 04:44 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! cant wait to see after pics!! =]

Onederchic
08-06-2010, 10:14 PM
Congrats!

Tummy Girl
08-07-2010, 01:15 AM
I love the photos on your blog - when you see one fade away and the new one come up, it's so inspiring to see how your body changed.

When I have a rough spot, I still watch that. it helps me see it because sometimes the brain just doesn't see the body the right way.

And thank you so much :)

makehistory
08-07-2010, 11:30 AM
That's amazing! Good for you!! :)

Tummy Girl
08-08-2010, 12:57 AM
That's amazing! Good for you!! :)

Thank you :)

bigjosie
08-23-2010, 02:35 PM
congrats u have done so well!

bigjosie
08-23-2010, 02:58 PM
good work!

Tummy Girl
08-28-2010, 10:56 PM
Thanks Josie :)

vatkins22
10-26-2010, 07:36 AM
congratulations! such an amazing feeling, i'm sure! :)

sailyn
10-26-2010, 12:23 PM
congrats!! i have been doing tri's for three seasons now - i did one and i couldn't get enough! will you do another?! :cool:

galewinters11
11-22-2010, 05:10 AM
good work!

Idealmuse
11-25-2010, 10:41 PM
Nice Job! Warning they are addictive! :)

milmin2043
11-26-2010, 05:43 PM
How terrific! What an accomplishment. I am curious too...are you going to do another one?

What an inspiration.

Tummy Girl
11-27-2010, 11:44 AM
Thanks everyone! Im not sure if another one is in my future right away, the closest pool is almost an hour away and twice a week was a lot to commit too.

For now Im doing running races. I finished my first half marathon this October with my husband which was very cool and am doing a marathon training program over the winter just because :)

There are totally more triathlons in the future tho, but much longer ones, my preference is endurance over raw speed!

Either way just being at a place to talk about training for a sport is pretty crazy after 20 years is awesome.

shellyrenay
11-29-2010, 02:35 PM
great job

Raspberry 1984
12-12-2010, 01:30 PM
great job :) keep it up

Tummy Girl
12-25-2010, 07:53 PM
Thanks guys :) I might tackle one again this coming year, we`ll see.