This past weekend I completed my first triathlon as part of the Paramount Pictures team! It was a lot of hard work but such a great experience.
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is 1/2 mile swim, 18 mile bike, and 4 mile run. My training consisted of weekly swimming, strength training, spinning, and running. Eventually, I would go out to Malibu on Saturdays to try out the course and practice swimming in the ocean. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such good shape in my life!
I was really anxious the day before the race, I had trouble sleeping. The 3am wake-up time didn’t help either! In the end, it didn’t matter how much training or preparation I had, I just had to go through with it. Now, knowing what I’m getting into, I’m determined to try the race again to improve my time.
The best part about this experience was being part of a team and all the great people I met through work. Even though I’m not the fastest triathlete ever, everyone was super supportive and made going to each work-out worth it! I went into this wanting to get over my fear of swimming in the ocean and my teammates stood by me reassuringly during my first ocean swim.
I keep telling everyone to join a triathlon team and give it a go. You never know how far your body can go or what you can accomplish until you do it!