I had been training specifically for this race for about five weeks but I was still nervous and kind of dreaded it when race day rolled around.I trained for the aquathlon by practicing running, swimming, and then running all in one workout once a week for the weeks leading up to the race. I even managed to practice at a local lake/park: I swam about 1,000 yards and then ran 6 miles around the park.

All of my stuff laid out to practice swimming + running. I also managed to lay in the sun and have lunch at the lake too 🙂

I think I dreaded the race because I had never done an aquathlon before and 48 hours before the race I was under anesthesia, with a tube in my throat and stomach (but that’s for a different post altogether).  Once I got there and warmed up a little with my sister, who ran the 5k, I felt a lot better.

Photos from the race:My 5k time: 21:56 (7:03 pace)Hannah’s 5k time: 26:37 (8:35 pace)I felt pretty great throughout the whole race and managed to pass the most people during the swim. I just kept looking at the sky and all the greenery around me while I was running and just thinking how beautiful God made the earth (<— I’m so dorky sometimes!).

I ended up placing second in the whole race and first for women.

The full results can be viewed here

The race benefited Habitat for Humanity and the awards were so cute!

My first aquathlon ended up being really fun and I’m so glad I did it!


I feel like I haven’t posted in forever and I have a lot to say! Some upcoming posts include: recent eats, how my endoscopy went, what else I was up to this past weekend, and some other fun things!


Bible verse of the day:  “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8


  1. You continue to amaze me with your athletic abilities! I love your humble outlook on everything too! You may be younger than me, but I really look up to you as a powerful Christian role model. Keep it up, girl! You’re amazing! 😀

  2. Way to go on your smokin’ fast 5K and aquathon, I’ve never heard of that but it’s a neat concept to have a swim and run :). Like you I sometimes think about the earth and nature and how God works when I run too, it’s not dorky at all. Love the awards too 🙂

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