I'm not, shall we say, very athletic.
I didn't care about where we placed... I only cared about making it out of the lake alive. Seriously.
I do love to swim, though, and I trained with Jonna (who swam for the other relay team) 4-5 times a week trying to build up to the distance - for those who care, it's 33 laps in a standard pool :)
I beat my best time: I swam the half-mile course in 19 minutes! I was so proud of myself... and the best part was coming out of that lake and hearing my sisters cheer me on.
The worst part? Running up a freaking hill after the swim so I could tag Amber for the bike leg of the race. How cruel is that? Honestly, that short run was worse than the swim!
Here we are with our team shirts: