This was my first triathlon and it was the most fun I have ever had. While there is certainly much room for improvement, I cannot wait to do it again.
The only thing that was a little unnerving for me was during T1, when I came running out of the swim only to find that the person next to me had moved all of my stuff to the back of my bike to give her more room so I had to climb under my bike and regroup. Then in T2, the top of her water bottle had fallen off her bike and spilled into my running shoes so they were soaked and my Endurolytes, that I had placed inside my running shoes, had dissolved. But I figured, I was wet anyway so I put them on and hoped that by osmosis I would be able to have my Endurolytes -- and away I went.