Hello all my lovely followers. In the last 5 months or so my blog posts have been very spotty and when I do post it hasn't really been a solid worthy post. This is mostly due to the fact that my life has sorta taken a different path. Let me catch you up real fast. Up until age 20 I was nonstop moving. I ran, skateboarded, went to the gym and played soccer until my body could take no more. Which is exactly what happened. My body screamed "NO MORE!". I battled with hip problems and muscle strains for about 4 years and every time I thought I was getting strong I would be back injured. During that time I focused on my art. That's when I created this blog for all my doodle posts. Then I graduated college and got a job as a graphic designer for a kickass company. So here we are now.
Thanks to a new coach I have become mentally and physically stronger, healthier and usually train two times a day. So basically all the time I spent before doodling in sketchbooks and painting has now shifted to training time. I run, bike, swim and lift weights. The thing I am most stoked about is I am officially a triathlete. So this blog is going to reflect my lifestyle change. In addition to my art there will be a lot of triathlon posts. I hope you enjoy and continue to follow my life adventures! Below are photos from my first triathlon.
So here we go my first triathlon in Solana Beach, CA July 2012.
|I am the one in the blue top with my foot sticking out. (Not sure what I was doing exactly...trying to stay calm I suppose.)|
|I came out of the water pretty strong. My mom said she was even impressed how quickly I swam for my first one. But I knew I had to pass some people in the bike and run.|
My bike was pretty good I passed a few people from my age division. Originally my dad told me "Alyssa to just finish is an accomplishment"... which is cute and all but let's face it I wanted to place well. Never mind the fact that 5 months before my body was totally falling apart and I couldn't run. I have high expectations for myself and set my goals even higher generally. In the run I managed to pass a few more athletes in my age group. I crossed the finish line in 1:09:28.
1/4 mile swim // 9 mile bike // 3 mile swim
Overall Place: 451/1039 (43%)
Gender Place: 92/378 (24%)
Division Place: 8/25 (33%)
Not bad for my first triathlon. Now that I have the first time jitters out of my system I am ready to tackle the next... in a couple weeks.
|Finisher medal! Hecks yessssss|