Monday, October 6, 2008

What Now?

For those of you who might be checking in on me to see how the race went, here are the official results:

Place in age division: 8 out of 23

Place in sex: 43 out of ??

Swim Rank in division: 14

800 meter swim time: 18:05

Transition 1 time: 5:12

Bike Rank in division: 8

18 mile bike time: 1:05:38

avg mph speed on bike: 16.5

Transition 2 time: 1:35

Run Rank in division: 10

5 K run time: 34:36

run pace/mile: 8:39

Total Triathlon time: 2:05:03

There isn't much to say about the tri yesterday, other than the fact that it went amazingly well. The weather was perfect, the swim went easily (shockingly so), the bike was challenging but went quick and the run felt great - a great report all in all. I was so pumped to be doing it I think it was all a little euphoric honestly. I thought to myself as I was about to cross the finish line: "what am I going to do now"? I have to say that Susan had us so prepared that every bit of hard work and every bit of early rising to work out these past few months was totally worth it because of the enjoyment I got from participating yesterday. I just can't say enough about TNT and how great they are to work with and train with.

I have some sore quads today but other than that I feel fantastic. I feel awesome about achieving this goal and I feel inspired by TNT to continue to support their efforts to fight cancer in conjunction with the LLS. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me, cheering for me and supporting me with generous donations. I can't say enough how incredible this journey has been for me. I am not sure whats next with this web address, but I am contemplating a Kennedy blog - how fun would that be? Courtney, maybe Billie, my sister Melissa, my sister Catina and I have all decided to train for a half marathon in December so that is what is next on my "to do" training list.
To Janine: Girl, this has been an amazing journey. It has been difficult (to say the least), but we have had so much fun too. I am so happy that we decided to do this together and that we decided to do it with TNT and for the LLS. I am going to miss our Tue/Thur/Sun swims and our bike/run workouts, but most of all - come the end of October - I am going to miss you! We couldn't have picked a more appropriate time to do this and I am glad to know that even through living together, training together and having our own individual crazy/hectic lives we have stayed connected as best friends the whole way. I love you and am so proud of our accomplishment. Let's do it again soon, okay?


  1. GREAT JOB GIRL!!! You are so inspiring!!!!!!!

  2. I'm so proud of you Lindsy!! I miss you so much and wish I could have been there cheering you on. I think a Kennedy blog would be a great idea!

  3. Lindsy- You brought tears to my eyes. I love you so much and am so proud of how well we did. I am so thankful to have such an amazing friend/"sister"/roommate to share this with. It was incredible, every step of the way. I can't wait to do this again with you...

  4. Hey Lindsy! I am in such awe of you right now. Not only did you complete the triathalon and training, but you did it while juggling your job and family!! I only wish that I could have that kind of dedication- actually, I don't know if there is anything like that around here. How would I go about checking into that? Anyway, I'm so proud of you and hope to hear from you soon. Miss you and love you- Hollis
    (i'm using Brian's account by the way, but email me soon!)

  5. Great Job! I have been out of touch - Scott and I ran a 1/2 back in April and had so much fun. We were scheduled to do the 1/2 in memphis but we have missed our long days due to crazy schedules so we are backing out of this one. I am proud of you and you look great! Fun reading your blog! Way to go! -Cat