Me oh my, what a day. I completed my first off road triathlon, the Xterra Lock 4 Blast this morning. I feel as if my legs and lower back have been beaten with medium size sticks. There are bruises, cuts, and so many aches. It was the hardest race I have ever been in, mentally and physically. I did it though, and I think I'm glad. Every summer for at least 8 years, I've said "That looks awesome; I want to do it sometime." This year, I did the freaking thing and it was unlike any other race experience I've had, so I've got lots of thoughts to share!