Saturday, June 21, 2008
Philly Sprint Tri: Fun
I started the day Friday trying to remember my reasons and my one thing. Which was stressing me out because I was coming up with nada. I had no idea why I was doing this. I was pretty damn sure I should not be doing it.
Poor Number One Daughter's boyfriend had to listen to my nonstop blather on Friday afternoon, as NOD had to work and got there later at night. Finally I hit on it: Fun. Oh right, I was doing it for fun!
I cannot even BEGIN to describe how nervous I was. I cried BEFORE I even got near the water, just like a baby. Strangers hugged me.
It. Was. Fantastic.
So I cried beforehand and felt like barfing afterwards. What is NOT TO LIKE?!?!
My favorite part: the bike!!!
And the swim was great: slow and steady.
And then? There was the itty bitty 5k. Blech.
I'm exhausted, and excited and there is no way I can do an Olympic distance tri on July 27. Just sayin'.
Full report with pictures and diagrams to come. Meanwhile, thanks to everyone for all your tips and tricks. I used every single one of them!