My First Triathlon: Part 1

Friday, May 23, 2008


I'm finishing my breakfast (protein shake) as I type this. I'm all packed. All that is left to do is shower, load the car, and roll on down the road to Birmingham, Alabama. I'm not as scared as I thought I would be, today. (We'll see what tomorrow morning feels like, hehe.) I'll report to early registration this evening, and attend 2 different short clinics that are being held for 'newbies' and first-timers. I'm soooo excited. But the day feels a bit surreal. I can't believe I'm really doing this!

I honestly don't plan on racing - the thought of racing makes me feel very, VERY stressed, ROFL. So, my game plan is to relax, go at a steady pace, and FINISH! What a miracle that will be for me if I can. Two years ago I was a 240 pound couch/computer potato... six years ago, a two and a half pack smoking machine that couldn't climb a flight of stairs without gasping. God has changed my life... definitely a 180. :o)

I have to mention Bill, my awesome husband, here. He has been incredible through it all! Supportive, helpful, encouraging, affirming... no one could have a better help mate then I do.

Okie doke. Will report on the results when I return! Let's go Tri!
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  • AUFAN1989
    I want to know how your first tri went too! C'mon, let us know!
    I've done several sprint tri's myself, and I remember I was scared to death on my first one, but I finished, and then got addicted to doing them, LOL.

    Congratulations on the progress you've made!

    3570 days ago
    So......... How was it???? How are you????? How did it go???

    I'm dying here!! LOL

    ps, I am so stinkin' proud of you!!!!!

    You R-O-C-K ! ! !
    3589 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2008 10:39:29 PM
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