I started December tried and out of breath. Why? Because I (force) joined a team triathlon. Let me give you a brief background on how I was "drag" into this sport.
Kate passed by while Ryan & Mark are having a conversation.
Mark: Kate, sali ka samen.
Ryan: Sa Triathlon.
Mark: I-submit namen ang registration form today.
Ryan: Tatakbo ka ha.
Kate tumatawang umalis...
One hour later, Kate opened her email.
Ryan forwarded the registration form and Kate's training plan.
AND THE REST IS HISTORY!
I am not an athlete. The only sports that I can play is chess. That requires hand and eye movement and of course brain skills.
Random Facts about Kate:
- Kate gained quite a lot of weight since her vacation which she plans to shed. This plan remains a plan. lol
- Kate's hobby of dancing took the backseat and her love for food took the driver's seat.
- The only active body part of Kate is her hands. (no green thoughts please). Ladies, for typing.
So back to the story, so I trained for probably 1 week. Note: I was informed 3 weeks before the competition. It felt like a scene in "MTV: I used to be fat". I felt the frustration and the depression of the kids in that show. waaahhh... I was near tears coz my legs hurt and I still have 16 mins to finish the course.
So, here's the photos for your viewing pleasure:
|Sunrise! On the way to Al Khor|
|Ryan: Swim, Kate: Run, Mark: Bike|
|Koya in orange shirt: Athlete #60 is coming. (Feeling athlete talaga)|
|Ryan cheering: Malapit na!!!|
|the smile on my face when I saw the finish line!|
|Aftermath: Lumpo na si Kate|
|Kain na to recharge!|
|I finished my 5km run because God is with me. Thank you Lord!|
|The Try-athletes! We finished 10th place out of 20 teams. (clap clap clap)|
Have you join same sports?
Speak to you soon.
Photo credits: Ryan Martinez