Thursday, March 31, 2011

Only 2 More Days...

I have just spent the last 2 hourse reading up on everything I can about being prepared for my first sprint triathlon (which will take place this Saturday morning.) Little tricks, the transitions, products I NEED to have, etc. etc. I have all of the sudden become very nervous. Part of me thinks, "What was I thinking? I am going to look so silly and come in last place." And the other part of me thinks, "You will do awesome! Go out and give it your best!" I had a training schedule I followed loosly. I feel ready (for the most part), but there's just that part of me that knows I'm going to make a fool out of myself. Why do I think this? Because there was that one day I didn't make it to the gym because my son was sick and home from school. And that other day I just couldn't get out of the house because my baby seemed hungry every hour and fussy every minute in between. And that other day I didn't even make it out of my pajamas because I was so exhausted from being up all night with a daughter who had tummy trouble. And that one day where the laundry just seemed to literally explode out of the hampers and begged to be washed. I have to remind myself that I am a wife and mother first. Everything else in life has to come after that. I have to believe I will be blessed for my efforts, right? At this point, I am just looking forward to it being over so I can say I did it and I worried for nothing and it all turned out great and I loved every minute. Wish me luck!

10 comments:

Tara said...

I can't wait to hear how it goes! You will do amazing. Good luck!

Josh and Jess Pace said...

You will do great! I have done a couple sprint ones and they are so invigorating...The nice thing is when you transition to the different events. I remember being tired but then getting on my bike and felt more energy cause it uses different muscles.

Chris and Amy Darton said...

Good Luck!! I know you will do great and you will love it so much, you will sign up for another :) Cant wait to hear how you did!

Lisa M said...

You are so incredible! How many other people in that race have 5 children! Probably none! Who cares what others think....you're doing it, and that is all that matters. I think Heavenly Father is proud that you are taking such good care of the body he gave you. I'm proud of you! Go gettum!

Ashlie said...

Good luck! I think you are amazing to do something like that...I couldn't it that is for sure. YOU GO GIRL!

Laney said...

You'll do awesome! Just think of how you'll feel afterward that you accomplished that. I can't wait to see pictures and read how it all went.

Serity said...

good luck!! and don't worry, it's not about where you finish... it's about the bragging rights and being able to say you did it. i mean, for all we know, you could totally beat everyone, right?! :P have fun! you inspire me!

Amy said...

You will do great and you will feel so empowered when you are done! I know I did! I felt the same feelings you are feeling, and then once the adrenaline kicked in, it was great and I loved it! Good luck you will do great!

Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

Good luck, my hubby is big in to triathalons and all I can say is they are addicting...he LOVES them! I would love to do one one day...I would have to actually own a bike first (ha ha ha!) Anyways you will do awesome, the best advice I can give ya is just enjoy the experience and don't worry about anyone but yourself!

Jake Spurlock said...

The tri is probably over now, (I'm sure you did great.) but there isn't anything to worry about. When I did one last summer and saw some peeps show up with cruiser bikes, I knew that I would at least beat a few...