A slight delay in this post, but it has been a week since competed in my first triathlon (400m swim, 15km bike, 5km run).
I was a little unprepared for it if I'm honest. University got in the way last term and I didn't train as much as I should have done. On top of this I crashed my bike on the way to the race and knocked my knee and elbow about a bit. Despite this, I managed to complete it. I didn't walk any of the run, and somehow managed to run my fastest 5k (yeah, I don't know how either!). See the picture for my awesome goodies from the race pack!
From starting my first week of C25K not being able to run for 60s to exercising for 1hr44 as I do three sports at once is a huge achievement - it certainly shows that anyone can get fit! I'm not sure if I have found my competitive sport in tri, or if I just like the training variation, either way there will probably be more races to come as I measure my improvement!
The next step for me is to actually start eating less and healthier as I get my body down to its ideal weight. Something I have struggled with these past few months as training makes me so hungry. My mental state surrounding food is not healthy as I used it as an escape mechanism for most of school and still do now, and I honestly think this is going to be 10x harder than any physical exercise!