Still Going to Try the TRI
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I've been MIA for a bit. Allowed a small vacation to throw me off track, allowed some family problems to completely turn my endeavors around pointing me WAY in the wrong direction!
I've been trying to get going again. I've done better on the workout department than eating. It's amazing how my food cravings have come back raging!
Although I've done some workouts it's truly not been much. Just a walk here and there.
My women's Tri-athalon is in 6.5 weeks. A goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I would have been on track for it if I had stay on my program. Instead my cardio is worse, muscles weaker and weight...I don't even want to know. Definitely higher than when I left off a couple of months ago. (I'll be facing that demon tomorrow...Yikes!)
I am still determined to do the Tri. I swam last night. Definitely slow but I did it. I used to be on swimteam as a kid but that was over 30 yrs ago. I've never truly swam laps since then. It's amazing how sore some of my muscles are today.
Tomorrow I'm going to attempt the scariest part of the Tri, at least scariest for me...the bike. I've biked at the gym using a recumbant and upright but it's been even longer since I've ridden an actual two-wheeler than it's been swimming laps. Tomorrow morning, hopefully veiled in the early morning darkness, I'll attempt to keep my balance while riding around the neighborhood on two wheels. It will be a comical sight, hopefully one that will not lead to any falls. Not sure what my stamina will be like or how much my leg muscles will take but I'll never know unless I attempt it.
So in 6.5 weeks I need to swim 500 meters, bike 12 miles and do a 5k (which, as of right now, I plan to WALK) Can I do it? I'm not sure. But the one thing I do know is if I don't start training FOR SURE I will not be able to accomplish it.