"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Oh God, I am doing a triathlon tomorrow

How did it escape my attention that I am doing my first triathlon of the season this weekend?!

I mean, I knew it was there on the schedule, I had made some plans around it, but it wasn't until the kids asked what I was doing this weekend that I thought, "Crap! I am doing a triathlon this weekend!"

I can run. Give me a pair of shoes and a race number and I am off, but swim/bike/run? All in a row?

I don't feel ready for this.

List of my concerns in no particular order:

1. It is a sprint, but a long sprint (3/4 mi. swim/16 mile bike/5 mile run). Eek. Upside the swim is in a lake, meaning no sharks, not as cold (60-65 degrees), and no rip tide to flush you to your death.

2. It is, however, a "water start" and I, frankly, have no idea what this means other than, I assume, you are in the water when you start. *shrug*

3. I am in the last wave, which means that I will be the last fucking swimmer out of the water. Awesome.

4. California is currently in the middle of a heat wave and it is HOT. I have not done so well training in the heat (read: I have been a miserable, whiny baby)

5. No one is doing this with me. Well, except the other 1000 people, but I do not KNOW them! They won't listen to me whine about how much I hate the swim, they don't care that I am hot, they won't help me find my transition area, or the body markers, or, or, ... *sniff*

I'll stop. Sorry.


Andrea N said...

So...I guess I too missed you were doing a triathlon tomorrow - all I've been thinking about is you and San Diego in 2 weeks!! I can't be there in person, but I'll be thinking about you - and I know you're going to do great!!

Lou said...

Good luck. You are currently my triathlon idol so don't let me down.

Kidding. Kidding.

Well for real though, you're like the only woman I know who does this. Well not "only" and I guess I'm using the word "know" loosely.

Whatever. You're going to do awesome! Good luck!

Calyx Meredith said...

And I was stressed about my brick. RBR you're going to do great! You may not know anyone who's doing the tri with you yet - but you'll meet people! Tomorrow you'll probably have 5 new BFF's to tell us about.

I can't wait to hear all about it. Have a fantastic time out there tomorrow! Go RBR Go!

Jane said...

I think you will do great. Just finish and laugh at all the "serious" people.

Southbaygirl said...

Good Luck and kick ass on the swim! And have alot of fun because that's what it is all about! I'll most likely see you in San Diego.

Have a great race tomorrow!

Willie said...

Hey we are there with you! We'll all send good Triathlon vibes your way. Good luck, can't wait to hear the report.

B.t.w. swimming still sucks, don't know how you do it.

Herself, the GeekGirl said...

I hope you did well - I'll look forward to your post! In answer to your question, no, my goal is the hit my 10th state this year.

Jane said...

How was your race?
In 2009, I will do IM Arizona, Louisville or Florida, if you do!!