I have a confession.
I haven’t been completely forthcoming with you guys.
Maybe I knew once I spoke it here, that it was really true.
But my secret, is a dream, and it actually scares the crap out of me.
I keep telling myself that Pinterest tells me if my dreams don’t scare me, then they aren’t big enough.
Anyway, so my super-secret-scares-the-crap-out-of-me-dream is that I am training for my first Triathlon.
It’s a Sprint Tri. Swim 400 meters (1/4 mile, roughly), bike 9 miles, and run 3. See. No biggie. (!!!! currently dying on the inside)
Except… I still haven’t gotten on the bike. I really wish spin could count as bike training.
I am getting more comfortable in the water, so that is a plus sign. The running, of course, will be my strong suit.
But, I’ll tell you, I had no idea so much went into Tri’s. First, I had to buy new tires for John’s mountain bike. We went with road tires ($95) and a new helmet ($45). I already had a bathing suit, googles, and a swim cap (Whew!). But.. I needed a try outfit. I scoured the interest looking for the best deals… I wanted a tri top and a pair of tri shorts– you can do all 3 events in those. After a week of searching, I bit the bullet, only to order a pair of shorts that were entirely too small and extremely stretched to their max. So, I ordered the mediums and they fit wonderfully. Only.. the outfit cost me $100 and I hadn’t even signed up for the race! Geez..
So, $300 later, I am signed up and have all my crap for the race. It’s July 21st… I’m excited but nervous as all get out.
So, I have started mentioning it to people…at work. I get these super odd looks of “Wait, you’re going to do that all in ONE day?! No breaks?” Umm yes. That’s the plan anyway…
I really wish I would’ve picked a better named Tri, as it’s called The Wet Dog Tri. But, it’s only 30 minutes from here, so not that far.
If you have any training tips, transition tips, or general words of encouragement, now’s a good time to hear them!