I'm Pernille, 27 y.o, & I am pretty new to Triathlon, 2018 is actually my first season. And what a year I've had - better than I could ever have dreamed of!
Before this season, I only focused on running for years, I could bike & swim, just never thought about it as something you could combine. In 2015, I started training for my first marathon & I met a truly inspiring woman who had, only a few months earlier, finished her first Ironman! I was amazed & thoughts about Triathlon started swirling around in my head, but the time was not right for me to take it up, due to studies & travelling, so I kept it as a future plan in my head.
Then last year, 2017, I got a job far away from family & friends, which in the beginning felt really sad & lonely - I saw it as a possibility for Triathlon. I started searching for a local tri-club & found the 'Thy Triathlon Team'. Joining that club was the best decision I've made in a long time! The social community made me feel like home so fast. It made the training way more fun. It made me get training done even on days when the weather sucked & the alarm went off way too early. It kept the motivation up. It was for everybody despite level & speed; and for a newbie like me I learned so much. And that is what Triathlon is for me: home, happiness, friends, challenge, & joy!
Many think it is an individual sport, but for me, it is definitely not. And the bumps along the way have been there, but I have not noticed them as much, due to the support from my team! With their help, I managed to finish my first 70.3, a thing I only wished could happen, & I also finished the season as Nordic Champion of the Sprint distance in my AG! None of this could have happened if I had not joined the team, which I am so grateful for.
In 2019, I am going to do a bit of work in a small city in Greenland which will limit my possibility of training as much & participating in Triathlon races, but I might take a home-trainer & a bike, so I can maintain some fitness. Just imagine the view I would get from the bike from over the ice sheet & ocean! ~ Pernille Jellestad [@jellestad] #humansoftriathlon
𝐓-𝟏 | 𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐄𝐕𝐄 ! 🌤 #𝐈𝐌𝐌𝐘𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖 🇲🇾
It is just hours before the sound of the horn goes off and the long day begins. This is it, the long awaited event, THE ULTIMATE ENDURANCE CHALLENGE!
3.8KM of 🏊🏼♂️, 180KM of 🚴🏼♂️, & 42.2KM of 🏃🏻♂️.
All I have trained for is just for this day, it is more than just trainings, it is a commitment, lots of sacrifices have been made, I’m overwhelmed with all the support that I had, my family, training partners, #koleqtrisquad 🎥, #ironmancadets , @rccoaching_official, friends, collegues, and especially my running family @team.treximo. I won’t let you guys down! 💪🏼
This is my first year in #triathlon and as a beginner, to race on this course with that kind of distance is absolutely crazy. But one thing for sure I want to cross that finish line! 🏁
Wish me luck & I’ll see you guys at the finish chute!
𝐓𝐎 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐃! 🦖
(📸 by @haziq.hashim)
Jumping for joy!!! My work just implemented a 3 hour a week PT program, I now get paid to train and I get 3 more hours for my family! Best week ever!!!!! @trigirl_tiu @vixxenracing @midpacklife @ekendurance
Anatomy of an Ironman - Mental Derailment - Part II •
I remember it vividly. The tangle of carbon fiber and then the pavement. Pain flashed up both hips as one hit the ground and the other was crushed by the rider that fell on top of me. I took inventory. Bike? OK. Blood? Minimal. Pain? Manageable. Medics rushed my side and threatened disqualification if I rode off before a physician can evaluate me. I stood there. Bewildered. .
No real concussion. Good.
Seldom are we lucky enough to pinpoint the exact moment the wheels fall off the cart. This was my moment. .
The rest of the season? Complete hogwash. Every training session became a chore. Long rides that I once loved became a nuisance. Long runs were unbearable. My longest run before the NYC Marathon? 7 miles. Seven. Miles. Unacceptable. .
Naturally this spilled into my personal life. Friendships suffered. My now ended - albeit unrelatedly - relationship suffered.
I just couldn’t seem to unf*ck myself. .
Investing a chunk of your life into a sport that gives you life is a no brainer. Tit for tat. Equal exchange at Macy’s. .
People have a sense of tragedy once blood is spilled. The inherent problem is that once it’s spilled the tragedy is already over. Rarely are we lucky enough to find a point in our lives that caused a cataclysmic domino effect that leeched into nearly every aspect of it. .
May the rest of you never be this “lucky”... .
To Be Continued in Part III
You never know what you can do until your try. I have a bucket list of exercises that I see online that I say...I wish I could do that but I never really try to see if I can. Although this is not picture perfect for me, I was completely shocked about how far I got off the ground. My next step will be practicing getting those arms out straight. Have you surprised yourself lately? #strongrunner#flyingpushups
Huch, die Zeit verfliegt im Moment😳 aufstehen, frühstücken, arbeiten, kochen haushalt, Training - so sieht momentan mein Alltag aus. 😅und wenn noch ein paar Minuten bleiben, nagel ich noch ein paar Bilder an die Wand 🔨 #nailedit
Nach der Arbeit war ich heute # erstmal auf meiner Gymnastikmatte festgenagelt und hab mein Stabi Training durchgezogen - meinen lockeren Lauf gabs heute morgen als Nüchterneinheit 👌🏼🔨 Zeitmanagement wird bei mir ganz groß geschrieben ⏰ wie sieht das bei euch aus?
🍁 Day 15 gratitude🍁
Still very much pregnant😜🤷♀️ so today I’m doing a ton of cooking prep to stock my fridge with egg cups, ham fried caulirice leftovers, and eggplant Parmesan that’s supposed to induce labor. I’m exhausted from carrying around an extra 45-50 lbs in my mid section. My hips hurt big time when I wake up because I only dare sleep on my sides. I’m still the same, 1 cm and 50% effaced 🤦♀️ which I could get depressed about but I keep telling myself to trust my body that it will go into labor when it’s good and ready and truly when the party gets started there is no turning back right😂. .
My journey as an athlete has always been closely related to my journey with mental illness (depression/anxiety). I grew up playing team sports, mainly soccer, and it was always my escape. I was able to lose myself while playing and it was one of, if not the only thing, that I was able to find some happiness in. My playing days ended after one year of college. Since that time, I have struggled to find something to take soccer’s place, and struggled to find anything in my life that I could consistently find happiness in. I went through periods of varying levels of fitness since then and have always known that an active and healthy lifestyle was the single biggest contributor to how I felt. After a breakdown at 35, I was honestly scared of what I was going to do. I decided that I needed to make some lifestyle changes, so I began committing myself to my physical health through exercise and becoming vegan. This was my segway into Triathlon. I quickly fell in love with endurance sports. I signed up for a sprint Triathlon and have not looked back since. I recently finished my first two 70.3s as well as 3 half marathons this year. Triathlon has helped me gain a better perspective on who I am, maintain self-discipline, and understand that I am capable of much more than I thought I was. I am truly grateful to have found this sport. Working daily to better myself has allowed me to see the best in myself. ~ Jacob Roames [@jr_trialete]
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Jacob! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion
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Success is better shared, and finish line feels are so much more special when you get there hand in hand with some of your best friends and #1 training buddies 👯👯 Noosa Tri was a hot day out! Tough conditions for anyone, let alone three chicks from freezing Melbourne! ☀️ Amongst this trio we’ve got a 2017 DNS, a 2017 DNF and a 2018 Noosa Tri first timer. When @udovenya started to struggle on the run due to a virus, it wasn’t long before she had her teammates by her side, ready to conquer the rest of the race together. Arm in arm.... and pouring the odd 'supportive' cup of water on each others heads they made it to the blue carpet with a smile on their face, a fantastic insta pic and a hell of a lot of appreciation for each other. Real queens fix each others crowns, and stick together when the going gets tough. A pretty great representation of what it means to be a TriChick 💓 We love you Noosa Tri, see you next year! #trichicks#trichickstribe#yeahthechicks#noosatri#visitnoosa#inspiration#motivation#squadgoals#whywetri#whyitri#success#dreamteam#triathlon#triathlete#womenwhotri#trigirls#trigirlz#swimbikerun#triathlontraining#noosatriathlon
Mittags 10km laufen und abends 1500m schwimmen. Fehlt nur noch Radfahren für den perfekten Triathlontag, aber für einen Tag in der Off-Season reicht das so. 😉😅 Im Herbst und Winter habe ich nicht mehr so richtig Lust aufs draußen radeln und mit der Rolle kann ich mich bisher auch nicht anfreunden. Ich bin einfach ein „Draußen-Mensch“. Um meine Softskills trotzdem zu verbessern, habe ich mich jetzt aber zu einem Rennrad-Schrauber-Workshop für Damen angemeldet. Das wird sicher spannend und ich freue mich auf den Austausch mit den anderen Mädels. 🤩🚴🏼♀️😁🚴🏼♀️ Habt einen schönen Vize-Freitag und kommt alle gut ins Wochenende! #swimbikerunworld#humansoftriathlon#whywetri#dlrg
#𝐈𝐌𝐌𝐘𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖 | ✨𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐥✨
Day 1 - #14112018
Straight to the expo for athlete’s check-in right after safely arrived at the Langkawi International Airport. I’m more excited about the Ironman merchandise rather the race. 😂
Settled down with the accommodation & transportation. Sesat a bit while recce on the bike route then decided to head back to the hotel to have some rest after a long travelling day. Reunited with my bike after a week & looking forward to ride it tomorrow. 🚴🏽♂️
Tomorrow will definitely be interesting to get the feel of the race. I’m all excited & looking forward to it. 🙄 Still can’t believe this is getting real guys! 😭
𝐓𝐎 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐃! 🦖
🍁 Thankful day 14🍁 .
So grateful to meet up with all these lovely ladies today!!! It’s crazy to me how much of an impact many of these ladies have had on my life! I’m so greatful to be able to get one last hurrah in myself before this baby breaks out of me and to realize what we do everyday matters...to encourage people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out how, you just need a plan and some accountability and support to make it work!!! .
But the best part about it was the reminder that in 45ish days is s new year!!! So who is ready to get a head start into 2019?!? We have a pre-black Friday sale this weekend such a great time to jump in and join the fun!!! .
What you waiting for 💗 no pressure, just love to help you get to the best place for 2019👍 .
@brenna.kimber @erineboyer3 @leslieshupe @joneilc @dari.perry @andrealcphillips @amywhitlock2018 @katie_barrera_
🍁 Grateful day 13🍁 .
I made it to the event I have been wanting to make for months...a church dinner tonight with one of my favorite speakers, John Bytheway!!! My husband had bets I would go into labor today because of Murphy’s law! Now that I’m 39 weeks, tell me ALL the best ways to help induce labor because heaven knows I want this baby out of me sooner rather then later😜 I’m going to make an eggplant Parmesan recipe Thursday that should help 🤦♀️
🍁 Grateful Day 12🍁 .
I’m thankful for the beautiful women in my salad group!!! Today I got to make salads for them and although it might be the last time I make salads for awhile, I’m truly thankful for these ladies...they have provided humor, support, and love during these last few months of pregnancy. They have made me realize that we all have struggles...broken fingers, sickness, #momlife , and just the crazy things that happen when you are a mother to young children. We get excited about travels and house projects and sometimes complain that our 90s houses need some TLC and a few updates. Honestly though, it was the exact thing I needed a few months back when I was still questioning if I would ever “fit in” to this new neighborhood after 2 years of living here... .
So thanks lunch bunch ladies, love you 💗💗💗 .
🍁 Grateful day 11🍁
Today I’m thankful for veterans!!! At church, they announced it was Veterans Day and had the veterans stand up and be recognized...it made me tear up because I truly am grateful for all those who do serve and have served!!! 🇺🇸 .
Then after one block of meeting as I was finishing playing the organ, one of those amazing veterans came up to me and thanked me for sharing my musical talents and how he appreciated the sacrifice 🤗 I’m pretty sure I should have been saying the same thing to him, instead I thanked him and was thankful in my heart for that sweet comment.
So today, even if I’m on the brink of mommahood fourth time around in my sweats and grandma nightgown, I’m feeling grateful for the incredible men and women who serve our country!!! We are in good hands🇺🇸 .
This is what strength looks like. Testing your limits, being vulnerable and moving forward when it’s hard!
1.2 mile swim
53 mile bike
I didn’t finish this time but I tried!
If at first you don’t succeed, Tri, Tri again!
The smile shows my heart in the victories. That’s me enjoying this journey ♥️ Last Sunday’s race didn’t have a finish line for me.... but I will move forward and will get there in April!
Yes, I’ve lost 60 pounds since 2016 but I’ve gained so much more!
#icandoallthingsthroughchrist#thisiswhatstrengthlookslike @kellykkroberts #imgonnatri#swimbikerun#whywetri
Thankful Thursday 🍁 Day 8 of gratitude challenge 🍁
I’m so thankful for this amazing superfood shake!!! I have been drinking it almost daily for the last few years. It’s not “just a protein shake” because heaven knows, I tried lots of those...they always had yucky fillers and tasted 🤢🤮 well, you know😏. I tried lots of other ones that were WAY cheaper because you are looking at the queen of a deal right here😉
You know what I found?!? This one was WORTH the cost because it didn’t have any crap in it!!! No soy or whey...just a bunch of good stuff like 💩 digestive enzymes 🤒 antioxidants 🤗 prebiotics and probiotics 🥦 Superfoods 🤩 and the good list goes on .
Plus, my kids love it and ask for it everyday!!! #kidapproved I haven’t been sick for who knows how long and I feel so incredibly good fueling my body and my growing baby with this stuff!!! .
The best part though...this is only ONE of the many meals/snacks I eat on a daily basis!!! It’s not about restricting calories to lose weight and feel great...it’s about fueling your body with the premium gas so you have the energy to do ALL the things!!! .
Oh, and there is more!!! Through November, you can get this awesome shake with so many more amazing tools to bust through the holidays with a ton of health and happiness?!? No excuses my friends 😜. Getting off my soap box now but really, if you haven’t tried it, now is a great time to start💪 Drop your favorite health emoji below or DM me...because truly, I want you to be healthy too💪
Thankful for good food, especially the kind that helps your body heal and boost your immune system. Okay, so bacon probably won’t do that but it’s so tasty that I had to add it today.
Pomegranates awesome with antioxidants. Almonds have optimal omega fats. Eggs potent with a completely awesome protein source! Green superfoods give your body the good nutrients they need. Food doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact, my favorite foods are the simple ones with easy ingredients 🥦🥓🥚🥗 🍁 Day 7 gratitude 🍁
Keeping it real over here at 38 weeks!
I wear nightgowns every night to bed and pregnant dresses or skirts everyday...not because I want to be fancy but because it’s way more comfortable then leggings or jeans at this point #amiright .
I’m knocking off a few more things on the nesting list but often I have to put my feet up and rest or just take it easy. Even cutting up veggies for dinner, I stopped and rested. I hardly do dishes or pick up toys because it requires too much bending over. And yes, I’m to the point that every movement is just painful and so awkward🤰🏼
And I’m here, wrapping up the last week of my fitness program I’ve been doing for the last 8 weeks... I haven’t been perfect and it’s been heavily modified because of #bumplife but honestly, I’m feeling so mentally ready to push this baby out of me without meds, walk to my recovery room, and rock my postpartum journey!!! .
Why do I keep sharing all this?!? Because I used to be terrified of everything surrounding pregnancy and now I feel empowered that i have ALL the tools I need to create what I want now...even if that’s in the form of a comfy nightgown...and later when I’m busting out the pounds👍. .
You ready to join me already? Because this hot mess mom isn’t waiting until January to get back on track, it’s time now👍
Thankful for the mentors I have had in my life from school teachers and piano teachers to business and life coach mentors. Sometimes I do want to succumb to the depression that can overtake me at times. Then I realize the blessing of the amazing people that are a part of my life!!! .
Today, I get to play the organ at a funeral for a lady I admire whose husband passed away. I think often of the countless hours of sitting on an organ bench with me and many others that Peggy Hansen gave. Her legacy lives on even if she has moved on to a better realm. I hope she knows the many lives she has blessed through her service and I hope that in my small way, I can make an impact too🍁 .
🍁Day 6 gratitude 🍁 .