You may have noticed that the Canadian Iron Distance Triathlon and Duathlon is back on my Target Races.
Yup, I'm signed up, paid the bucks, will be getting the T-shirt!!
This is certainly the year to "Try" things, my first 30K race, my first Marathon and now my first Try-a-Tri.
My 88 year old father says "Tri is the beginning of Triumph"...
Now the pressure is on!!!
Yesterday after working late at the office, I ripped home, tried to load up the Iron Horse into the trunk of my car...gah, the chain comes off of the gear, well, not to worry, the fellow who is going to tune my baby up will deal with it!
Off I go to meet the fellow who is going to work on the bike, off to where they will tune my "hot wheels" up and end up in a construction holdup. Folks, I live in "Rural Phoodunk to NO where", I don't live in town! How do you have a road crew hold everyone up in both direction for almost 20 minutes in the middle of nowhere?
Finally I get to the shop and now have to fight to get my tank (ooops bike) out of the trunk...this is a heavy old bike I'm talking about! Done, run into the shop (good practice) and he has left for the day! Gone, didn't think I was coming so he left. That's okay as I do a little deep breathing exercise, this will get me ready for my swim.
Oh, did I mention swimming practices? Yup, Monday and Wednesday afternoon and Saturday mornings.
Off I go to the pool, swimming starts at 5:30 p.m., it is now 6 p.m.
Being new to this swim club I am already giving them a negative impression and that maybe I'm just not too serious about this adventure. I can't find a parking spot because Ice Hockey has started and every mother and her son is unloading their cars full of hockey equipment.
Finally a parking spot, I sprint (again, good practice) to the pool, run inside and check out the pool, Yup they've all been "in their lanes and in their zone" for over a half hour and I get "the look".
Quiet resistance for the new LATE person.
Okay, this is where my shyness kicks in.....
I decide to forgo the swim, not interrupt any one's Zen swim.
I sit from the side and watch....what am I doing?? I'm a grown woman and I'm too embarrassed to get in a swim.
Duh, how we revert to our childhood...and so easily.
Saturday will be different, I'll go and cannonball my way into the group, they are going to LOVE me.
After my swim on Saturday , I'll go pick up my Iron Horse and ride into the wind. Giddy UP!
Tonight is a Tempo run in town.
Swim, Bike, Swim, Run, Bike, Swim, Run....that's what I'll be up to for the next 23 Days!!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,
*photo's from Flickr*