This month has definitely proven to be as good as I hoped, even better actually! I’ve been busy having lots of fun celebrating my birthday, playing with my new toys I got, and finishing my first race ever, the sprint triathlon. Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to:
My 21st Birthday/St. Patrick’s Day included:
and of course….
It was a great time and I luckily didn’t get sick or hung over. I got a bunch of awesome gifts and was especially excited about the following:
Sunday was my sprint triathlon & oh my gosh, I had a blast!! It was early in the morning, cold, and began to rain halfway through, but I had a great time and finished which was my goal. I actually exceeded my own expectations. I finished in a total of 1:41:12.
The split times were:
17 mile bike ride: 1:08:33
150 yd swim: 5:30
Not the fastest, but I was proud of myself & can finally see what is so addictive and fun about races. During the bike portion I was thinking “this is so crazy, but I’m loving it. It’s crazy that I’m loving it. Who am I?! I guess this is me..” If you would have told me about 3 or 4 years ago that I would be completing a triathlon, eat oatmeal every morning, and love healthy foods, I would probably look at you like you were insane. I never knew this would be me, I used to be the picky eater who would only eat grilled cheese and chicken fingers and couldn’t even run the mile in high school. It goes to show that really anything is possible.
I was also thinking it’s amusing how I pretty much accidentally became an athlete. I was among all these great athletes and I actually sort of fit in and could keep up. (Mention I didn’t say dominate… still a looonnngg way from that :-))
I would love to do more races in the future and plan on it, but right now my budget can’t afford the registration fees… blogger bake sale, anyone? Haha, just kidding- I think I need readers for that first 😛
I finally got to go paint pottery this month (twice!) and made these beautiful oatmeal bowls. I have to say- they’re my favorite thing I’ve ever made and I’ve already been putting them to plenty of use already. 😉
I’ve also been putting my bread machine to work with these projects:
Raisin Bread & Bagels
So far my bread machine creations have been successes as far as taste goes. The bagels were pretty hard to make, but I took it as a challenge. They aren’t pretty, but the good taste is there which is the important part.
Well this was a very long recap of my latest “adventures.” Until next time!