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.

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    Sorry I just saw this, I know late in catching up on blogs and all. Anyhow, all to say WOOHOO on doing your first triathlon, all the best to you. Myself, I am doing "Tri-A-Triathlon" on August 4th with my 18 yr old niece. emoticon emoticon
    2472 days ago
    Whether you finish or not at least you are trying it and that is better than so many people still sitting on the sofa. You can do this!! Hopefully you've had a chance to get on the bike and are feeling more comfortable now and you can walk a 5K no problem. Hope you are getting into the summer groove (the shift always throws my family off and gets us all weird until we settle into a new schedule). Good luck and I know you can do it!!
    2485 days ago
    We are all amazingly capable. With the level of determination to turn things around and work for it, I believe -- emoticon !
    2500 days ago
  • MISSG180
    You can do it!!! I have about the same amount of time to get ready for the 150-mile bike ride, so we can be training buddies.

    And next year I might just try a triathlon....
    2500 days ago
    Nice to see you back Krista. You inspired me to try a 5K. Ended up doing the Eugene Marathon 5K portion. So I'm really glad to see you back.
    So where are you doing the Tri?
    2500 days ago
    You can do it! Reading about it has made me want to look into a tri - although I'm really not a great swimmer, so I'll have to work on that first....
    2500 days ago
    Glad you are back! It is so easy to get thrown off course. Keep us posted!!

    2500 days ago
    You and I will do it together....I am doing a Tri-A-Triathlon on August 4: Swim 200m, Bike 20K and Run 2K. We can and will do this ! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    One thing that my husband and I have discovered over the years is that, when you mess up for a short time like that (and in the scheme of the things, a few months is a pretty short time), your body will bounce back to pre-mess-up condition pretty quickly... with a bit of hard work. I'm happy to hear that it sounds like you're willing to put the hard work into it. I really do think you'll be able to do your tri. I hope the training process will be fun for you!
    2501 days ago
    You can do it. You will do great. Just stick to what you know you can do. Be brave my friend be brave.
    2501 days ago
    You can do it! I love biking.....got back into it a few years ago.
    2501 days ago
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