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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

define: training

so, thanks to Stacers deductive reasoning skills, the cat's out of the bag. I'm (probably) doing a triathlon Sunday.

I say probably because I haven't been on my bike before my ride tonight in, oh, months. and my first bit of pool time in a long time was Monday. I know, I know, that is no way to "train" for a triathlon.

also, I say doing instead of competing, because with "training" like mine, there is no competing. I only hope to finish without causing a) permanent injury to myself or b) complete embarrassment to myself by coming in dead last.

now, I still can't run because of my back/hip, but I know the swimming isn't a problem, and besides one big hill on the bike course, I'm pretty certain I can make the ride. so, unless (knocking on wood) something happens before then, I'll be there.

besides, I'm too stubborn not to finish. and I'm racing again* in honor of my grandma, from whom I inherited my stubbornness.

the last two are the only reasons I'm still doing the race. oh, and because someone's planning to come watch me. and I can't wimp out when I'll have someone there to cheer me on... and grab a big greasy burger with after the race.


* of course, in reading my post-race post from last year, I realize I haven't done any of the things in my notes to self. so, note to self: next year, re-read race posts earlier.

12 comments:

Valerie said...

You can do it girl!!!! I know you can!

Jerk of All Trades said...

How can you TRI-athalon, when you can only BI-athalon?
Do you get a pinch runner like in baseball?
Where's the race (athalon?)?

Jeremy said...

I am not going to say a word... you know my track record.

:-)

Amy said...

Wow! Good luck and have a great time!!

ramblin' girl said...

ooh, ooh... can I get a pinch runner??

actually, J, I'll be walking the run... does nothing for my time, but at least I'll (hopefully) finish! and it's at Aurororora Res...

and thanks everyone!! I'll try not to let you all down!

Valerie said...

Was JUST in Aurororororora. *sigh*

Never thought I'd say I wish I was still there. :)

Wordnerd said...

Best of luck -- we're rooting for you no matter where you finish!

S.L. Peterson said...

Well, we all know you're not going to finish last. You'll do great - have fun!!!

Jerk of All Trades said...

Geez, are you STILL competeing?

ramblin' girl said...

J, no I'm not STILL competing... but thanks for the vote of confidence...

I finished... I didn't die... or injure myself... and I will write about it soon... really...

Jeremy said...

Good to hear. And just a reminder from those of us who somewhat live vicariosuly through your exploits and adventures... we are dying to hear the nitty gritty...

Drink Water.
But not during the swim.

Annaslife said...

Congratulations on finishing the race! Your blog is great!