Sunday, November 16, 2008

Results are in

So yesterday I did the Splash n Dash and I'm still trying to decide whether I'm happy about it or not. Here is the deal.....I'm so freaking slow in the water that my competition is in the 65 and older group. How can anyone swim so slow? What the hell is wrong with me? I was pretty frustrated when I had to practically have an asthma attack to try and beat the 71 year old women ahead of me on the run just so I could finish 3rd to last overall. Geez how humiliating. The look on my face in this photo says exactly how I felt the entire race.

Don't get me wrong. I totally get that swimming a mile is a pretty great thing to be able to do. The first person out of the water did it in some crazy time like 28 minutes! Who does that!!! ugh.

So my overall swim time was 55 minutes, which is good enough for the IM so I guess I should be happy about that, right?

1 comment:

Irongeezelle said...

Kim, You are doing fine. First of all the swim was longer than a mile; it was 2,000 meters, which is over half the IM course, which is 3,800 meters. Remember that loads of really fast swimmers come out for these events, and that you should not compare yourself to them. Next time, hang on to the kayak - there is no shame nor penalty for that, but gives you a momentary recovery/rest. Irongeezelle