Wednesday, April 25, 2007

its on NOW!!!

And so it is Official!
OK, here's the update, after the open water lake swim, JD, was really pumped, as I, that we swam 1000m and he asked if I was going to do the Cap Tex Tri. This was my original plan back in Feb but when the layoff came, financially things changed as you all could imagine. After filling JD he understood. Later that afternoon he messaged me a few times and was again asking about Cap Tri. I finally told him that I was just not financially read and it may be just a little sooner (or not enough training) in the amount of time that was left, Race day is May 28th, Memorial Day.
The next text I got from JD: Sign up! Bring me the registration and I will reimburse you..Let's do it together! No way! I replied, are you serious? Yes, he said, Let's do it!
Now I was really flying but was nervous and scared to sit in front of the computer and fill out the registration form. Now came the moment of truth, time to click the submit button. (OK, now is the time that my mind starts going off and it goes like this: the swim, the bike, and run WTF! I can make the swim but now I am not ready for the bike or running as my distances have been short with the colds I have been fighting and now I only have about 5 weeks! Oh Crap! What am I doing? You can't do this, you don't have enough time, maybe if you had 8-10 weeks and were healthy. And besides you are doing the Silverlake sprint the weekend before!!! Hello! You think your an amateur pro! Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Just then I clicked the button! Yup, Congratulations you have been registered! (during this time JD was texting me asking if I had signed up) Well, there it is Official as can be. Text JD and told him I'm in but we are not doing it together because last time I looked Triathlons were individual, haha, and that he just wanted me to feel the pain with him, he laughed.
So now the training has changed a little from the side bars and will be updating.
I'm totally excited even if I only have about 5 weeks. It's all about fun! and fun we shall have!
So today's training is a 20 mile bike ride but it's totally storming here so it looks like it will be on the trainer.
rockon` peps!


Coach Tammy said...

It's all good... treat it like a training race, and just have fun!! That is, I think, what it's all supposed to be about anyhow, right?

IM Able said...


momo said...

you're gonna have fun, and i've decided that is exactly what this stuff is all about! can't wait to hear all about it!

SkiRough said...

Awesome! You won't regret not doing it. You know that whole- "you regret the things you didn't do, no the things you did" thing. JD sounds like a great friend and motivator. :)

Molly said...

You would tell anyone else to do it...and we all know that you can do it. I agree with Skirough, JD is a great friend!

Thanks for your running advice. I've decided to add a run a week: do two heart rate runs (40 minutes) a milage run (working to getting 3 miles in 36 minutes) and a long run (an hour).

Take Care

Bigun said...

it's all about progression and perspective...someday you'll look back at the Olympic distance and wonder why you thought it seemed so hard! Way to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself. Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it!

Deb said...

Look at you do it!!!!!! That a boy! What a cool all you have to do is show up and get it handled! Congrats!

Myles said...

Way to take the plunge! The Oly is a fun distance and I've only heard good things about the Cap Tex.

mishele k said...

Hooray! I'm so excited for you! It's going to be a great race-- good luck with the rest of your training!

TxSkatemom said...

wahoo!! you will have so much fun! I can't wait to race in Austin in (gulp!) six weeks!!

Andra Sue said...

Coolio! I might be at CapTex as a spectator for the girlies I used to train with. Make sure to post your race number so we can look for ya!

Allez said...

20 on the trainer? That's rough!

Carrie said...

best of luck at Cap Tex! It's an awesome race!