Saturday, August 16, 2008

Virginia Beach Lifesaving Association 5K Ocean Swim

Quick race cap. I finished. I placed 2nd and got my first hardwear EVER! The downside is there were only 2 or 3 of us in my age group. Not sure. I came in 28th overall.
I got the worst jelly fish sting EVER!! on my face -- right below my eye. Thank God for my goggles or i'd have been stung in the eye. I think there were only 2 jelly fish. no one else got stung. I got another on my leg. One jellyfish in all of VA Beach and I hit it on the way down and the way back! My shower tonight, 6 hours later revealed tenticles in my suit! ouch.
I predicted a 2 hour finish. I think I finished in 1:55 or so . Although it was a perfect day and the ocean looked like glass. But there was a pretty good current. I swallowed alot of saltwater. In fact my throat still burns from the salt.
highly recommend this race for TRIgirls next year. ROAD TRIP!!
More details later. off to bed.

5 comments:

nikole said...

Congrats!! Sorry about the stings!

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

Congrats on a great swim! The jellyfish stings sound awful!

tryingtotri said...

Congrats! Ouch!

Tri-ing with Twins said...

Congrats on your finish! And poor you... jelly fish really wig me out!

I'm always excited to see other moms on here succeeding in triathlons. I'm hoping to be as good as you guys one day. :)

Raina

tri-ing races not cases said...

Awesome race girl. You really are a fish and I'm so inspired by your lack of fear of ocean open water swimming.

Congrats on the hardware. Well deserved!