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In less than 25 days I am doing what?.....


Wednesday, July 11, 2012



Oh, my I haven't blogged in such a long time I know I am bad at blogging.

Yes, Sparkies in 25 days I will be participating along with my 18 yr old niece in our first "Tri-A-Triathlon" on August 4. The event is as follows: Swim - 200M, Bike: 20K and Run: 2K.

Am I scared of failing? emoticon Yep !

Have you trained? emoticon Well sorta of.

Running: emoticon yeah no problem logging on average 12K a week;
Biking: emoticon yeah no problem logging on average over 40K a week;
Swimming: emoticon - Houston we have a problem ! Apart from doing laps in my sister-in-law's pool, no training.

Of course I have two excuses *lol* until now, the first one being our local pool was closed for maintenance and has just re-opened. So I can go & do lengths Mon., Wed. and Fri. from either 06:00-07:50 or 20:00-21:20. And the second excuse being I had not gone and buy the ear putty I need for my earplug.

You see I had major ear surgery in my left ear when I was 19 so yeah OMG 30 years ago (I admit it I am 49) and they made my ear canal bigger to allow to have surgeries via the canal instead of opening-up the back of my ear again. I need that earplug if not if water gets in, automatic major headspin, nausea, possible vomitting and drowning did I mention there was drama.

No more excuses I am going tonight with hubby and I am making a promise to myself and to all of Sparkland I will be hitting the pool starting Friday morning.



EDIT: I did go to the pool & swam 50 laps = 1000 Meters in 40 minutes !
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NEKEL16 9/5/2012 6:55AM

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FITWITHIN 8/3/2012 10:12AM

    I'm so happy that you are taking on this challenge. I have no doubt that you will do just fine. This is something on my fitness bucket list that I plan to achieve. I've always wanted to do one. Have fun and enjoy the moments of each stage of the event. emoticon emoticon emoticon your heart out! emoticon

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IRON_RESOLVE 7/24/2012 11:11PM

    you ARE amazing!

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CLHENDY1 7/19/2012 9:06AM

    You can do it!!!

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KAITMEND 7/18/2012 12:58PM

    you'll rock it- you'll have so much adrenaline pumping through you the swim will be a piece of cake - 200M is nothin'

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OFFDREA 7/18/2012 12:53PM

    You are going to do amazing!!! I like those distances. That is something I think I could do. Good luck with training over the next 25 days!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/12/2012 11:39PM

    I am so proud of you, you are just such an inspiration! I know you are going to rock this! :D

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LOTUSFLOWER 7/12/2012 4:55PM

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BREEBUGG77 7/12/2012 3:21PM

    Awesome!! emoticon

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NATALIE1964 7/12/2012 10:09AM

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-POOKIE- 7/12/2012 8:43AM

    Go for it!

My boyfriends boss is training for an Iron Man triathlon! Thats EPIC sized!

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MSNOMOREFLUFFY 7/12/2012 1:12AM

    I love your attitude and determination. You can do it!

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BJPENNY70 7/11/2012 7:49PM

    Woo Whoo, girl! You get out there and just do it. So proud of you. Have you met Doglady13. She is prepping for a Triathlon in September. Swimming is what she is trying to get better at, too. You should talk with each other. She is a terrific Sparker!

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NVRGIVINGUP 7/11/2012 5:44PM

    You go girl....total kudo's to you!
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