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Tri and Be Pretty

July 15, 2011

Image Credit: Getty Images/Huffington Post

At the end of the month, I’m doing my first full triathlon (EEK!). Maybe this is the “Pippa” style of my personality or something 😉

Oddly, enough, the same day Pippa was participating in a relay triathlon (a team of three people split up the typical swim, bike, run) as a runner, I was competing in the Danskin Triathlon in Austin, Texas as a cycler. A lover of all things royal, our team name was called “The Commoners” (because we certainly aren’t royalty!) and we placed 10th out of the participating relay teams. Woot!

A lot of people are wondering why Pippa (and Kate) look so thin. Let me tell you, if you’re doing a triathlon (or any type of endurance sport or training) and eating right, you too can have a nice, tone body. I think genetics plays a role with them, but still.

Granted, we didn’t look as fashion forward as Pippa did in her matching top and shorts, but my team looked more prepared to kick some butt! Here’s a pic:

Thanks for taking that pic, @gloriakt! (I am on the far left, Liz -- runner -- is in the middle, and Kim (aka @energeticspace) is on the right!

Interested in trying a tri? Fitness Magazine has a great introductory training program. And most likely, there are also a ton of local training groups in your city to choose from. My favorite is TriZones here in Austin, Texas. P.S., I’m wearing a TYR triathlon outfit I scored from Jack and Adams about two years ago. They have a great “Rookie” package that includes a road bike, helmet, shoes, outfit and a few other necessities.

Personally, I think what Pippa is wearing (it looks like a cute ensemble from Nike’s Dri-Fit line, or a similar company’s line of sweat-wicking clothing) wouldn’t work if you are doing a full triathlon. You have to wear something that you can swim, bike (so make sure there is decent padding in the butt!) and run in. Something like this hideous number that shows off every bump and roll you have on your body.

So let me be clear: you do a triathlon to look as fit as Pippa while wearing normal street clothing, because you certainly won’t look like her while you’re doing the race 😉

Have a great weekend everyone! Brittney is off getting married and I’m playing the violin at the wedding. Should be fun times 🙂

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2011 6:13 am

    Love this! I am working up to a tri. Running the Navy 5miler and the Army 10miler later this year! You ladies look awesome!

    • July 15, 2011 8:05 am

      Thank you!! And good luck in your race later this year!

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