May 21st marked our first triathlon, the Queen City Tri. Since mid-January Veronica and I have been training nearly every single day for this event. We signed up for a beginners triathlon course at our local health club, Crossroads Fitness, and with about 18 other people we’ve been learning to swim, running together, and taking out the road bikes together.
The class has been incredible and has certainly provided the motivation, accountability, and structure we’ve needed in order to get in shape for the Tri. It’s safe to say, Veronica and I are in nearly the best shape of our lives because of this class.
The triathlon we chose to make our first was the Queen City Tri. It’s a “sprint” tri designed for newbies like us. Registration was limited to 90, and we heard that although the race filled up super quick, 57 of the 90 participants were first-timers. Pretty cool to see so many new triathletes considering Helena is a fairly small town and this is a pretty “local” event. Continue reading “Our First Triathlon ~ Queen City Tri”