When choosing my first Tri to do a friend suggested the Anthem Sprint… so I went with it.
Hey it was a reverse (which i am pretty much bass aackards anyway), the swim was short and in a pool.
5k run
20k bike
400 meter swim
1:22:50
FIRST FEMALE AG!!

The day started out early… I was nervous but not as nervous as I thought I would be.
I knew I could do all the distances… and I knew it would only be an hour or so out of my life.
Hey what’s an hour? Not much, so I knew I HAD to put it all out there. 
All set up in transition 🙂
Watching the kids start…
Todd goes on and gets 2nd place OVERALL!
Joanne & I at the start… ready to run like the wind!
The run was awesome… Started out going down hill a bit so I knew we were bound to go up again.
Thank goodness for all the hills I do cause that slow incline didn’t stop this woman!
Finished up the 5k in 24:18
A PR by at least 3 minutes for me…
but I don’t run 5k’s so I wasn’t worried that I went out too hard

Going for the ride!
The ride seems like the toughest for me #eventhoughtheswimwasmyworst … 
I passed the only AGer in front of me..
BUT I still felt slow and I know I have a lot to work on here. 
The bike course was awesome cause you start out going up hill then you get to cruise downhill and pick up speed to prepare for that hill x3 
On the second loop my teammate Joanne passed me and this helped me to push it A LOT harder on the last lap… which probably helped me win overall because I passed the only AGer and beat her to the transition by three minutes 
Finished 20k in 47:18 
#whichincludesbothofmytransitiontimes
I tried figuring out my actual bike time on my Garmin & I think it was about 43/44 minutes… 
Which means I HAVE to work on those transition times… 
But hey not bad for NEVER practicing! 

Ready to swim or putt along… whatever you call it
Ahhh the swim. It was tough. 
400 meters = NOT tough. 
400 meters after running/biking TOUGH.
I was slow… but I did feel good. 
I didn’t have to stop or do any other kind of stroke.
But looking at some of the video that was taken I see how slow I was!
400 meters in 11:14
Not the best… but it kept me in front! 
RUNNING to the finish
 See that girl behind me… she was in my AG!! 
Good thing I ran; I won by ONE SECOND!
On the podium – FIRST PLACE AG!
#ipromisetherewere15womeninmyAGtheyalljustwenthomebeforeme
Overall time 1:22:50
1st Place AG 25-29
10th Place OAWomen
Everyone on team TRIBE got a podium. We are rock stars!!
 Overall this was a SUPER fun race and I can’t wait for my next Tri!
I loved being a part of the Tribe Team and I suggest everyone joining some sort of team, 
it really made the experience! 

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