When it comes to sport of any kind, Copenhagen is the place to be. From the World Half Marathon to Iron Man, this city loves physical challenges. And so today I found myself taking part in my first mini triathlon with a group of women I regularly swim with.
This morning’s tri consisted of a 300 metre swim (that’s six lengths of the local 50 metre pool), a 20 km bike ride (on my cheap bike complete with wicker basket) followed by a four km run. Taken on their own they are perfectly doable. But put them all together and it was a real challenge – particularly for someone like me who only started jogging six weeks ago, after a break of six years.
I completed the triathlon in just under an hour and a half (including swim/bike/run change-overs) so I was really pleased. I’m not running a marathon anytime soon. But to have done something that I wouldn’t have considered a few months ago has made me feel very proud – even if I hurt tomorrow. Best of all we celebrated with champagne. Now that makes everything worth it!