Well, tomorrow is the day.
I’m a little nervous – but hope I won’t C R Y (what WAS that????) like I did at the BRAG ride!!
I’m not highly competitive so this isn’t about beating anyone, or even placing in my age group. My goal is always the same: Finish … without injury.
I’m not a heavy trainer. I haven’t actually done each part of the event back to back. I have not ridden the bike route. I haven’t been swimming in open lake water since my last triathlon a few years ago.
But, I have been a consistent trainer. I’ve been moving every day for months. Some days I run in the morning and belly dance at night. Some days I ride my bike. Some days I run in the morning and swim in the afternoon.
I know I can do each individual part of the race/event. My swim stroke is pretty strong, but I’ve come to realize that my kick is not very efficient … which is totally crazy because my leg muscles are stronger than my arms. Glory and her lifeguard friends have been giving me some instruction. I’m doing a little better, but I won’t be the first fish out of the water.
Can you tell I’m nervous?
I bought a new swim suit yesterday. Speedo suits are quite pricey, but I went into Dicks at the right time and found one marked down (to $24.97) that would ring up 50% off at the register. So, I got a $50. suit for $12.50!! I’m going to run in it this morning and see if I can pull it off. I’ve love to be able to wear just the suit for the entire event. We’ll see.
I’ve had a few people from school say they may come watch me race. My sweet Glory and Joy will be there. And I hope that James will make it. So, if I stumble, I’ll have an audience. ouch.
All that having been said, I’m very excited. I know I can do it. Transition will be a little tough, but I’m ready. I’m glad that I’ve set this as a goal for myself. It’s exciting to set a goal and reach it. I’m looking forward to tomorrow!
Say a prayer for me. Tomorrow morning at 8:00 am, I’ll be listening for an air horn and getting ready to make a splash!
I’ll let you know how it goes.