Yesterday was the second installment of the Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series. We ran 1.5 miles, biked 3.3 miles, ran another 2.5 miles, and biked 6.6 miles in about 4 inches of slippery snow with ice hidden underneath. We had kind of a skeleton crew today as far as (former) mountain mamas and friends but we still had some fun.
I had a great cheering section thanks to Jayne and Monique being in town. I was pretty nervous and feeling unprepared, but it was fun and low-key just like last time. I ended up 3rd in my age group this time too, so I was really happy about that. I got to wear my sweet new tri shorts (under tights of course, I’m not that crazy) and I think they made me go a tad faster!
While I was running I was thinking a lot about if I am becoming a triathlete. I really look forward to all my workouts and I love the variety. But, I don’t think I’m a triathlete. I don’t even really think of myself as an athlete, just someone who loves to get outside and sweat. Athletes are always winners, right? I just like to have fun!