I hope you’re less tired than I am today. I thought it would be a good idea at 10pm last night to try to set up my new Roku TV. We’re talking about the same girl who placed an IT work order earlier the day for a non-functioning keyboard that ended up not being plugged into a USB port… so yeah. This was kind of the scene in my room.
Lily hid under my bed. I think she thought we were moving again. But the good news is that now I have a TV! And trial subscriptions of Hulu, Netflix, HBO and Showtime. All of which I will probably forget to cancel when the free trial ends.
But on to more important things: I have some very exciting news to share with you!
I am doing a triathlon in September!
Or I will hopefully be doing a triathlon in September
Competing in a triathlon has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, and I knew I wanted to try to do one once I felt confident that the torn tendon in my foot had healed. I have steadily been increasing my exercise this spring and things seem to be going well, so I decided to go for it.
Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s Davidson Lake Triathlon
September 11, 2016
Sprint Distance: 500 yd swim / 13 mile bike / 5k run
Triathlon buddy: My roommate, Micah, is going to do it with me!
Goal: to finish!
Thoughts on Each Event
Swim: I’m kind of nervous about an open water swim but I also feel like 500 yd is very doable. I know many people go into triathlons feeling like swimming is their weak sport but I swam a ton during rehab. Freestyle is now my jam.
Bike: You guys know how much I love cycling so I’m excited about the bike. Howeverrrrr I really have not cycled much recently so I need to get back into things.
Run: I’m most nervous about the run. I am a horrible runner so I think that I will have a hard time with this, especially after a swim and a bike ride. I know physically I will be fine with only running 5k, but I also know running is the main thing that is going to put more stress on the various orthopedic issues I’ve had over the past 2 years. This is a big reason I’m only doing a sprint right now.
I am following a training plan but this section got a little lengthy… so I decided to save it for another post.
I *think* I’m pretty good to go here. I decided I’m not going to wear a wet suit but several people have recommended a tri kit. Otherwise I’m covered for the swimming portion.
Very squared away with cycling- bike, helmet, clipless pedals, shoes and plenty of extras.
Run- well, you don’t need much here! But I guess now is a good time to mention that I am loving the cushiony support of my Brooks Transcends. I also recently got a running belt and have really liked sticking my phone in there!
Things I still might want- the main thing I’m thinking about purchasing is a bike trainer so that I can ride inside if I want to. And it keeps raining in Charlotte, which is further reinforcing this want! I also think my Garmin Forerunner might be on its last leg. I will hold onto it til it completely dies, but I will definitely want to replace it if it does.
Need Your Input
I know several of my blogging friends out there are triathletes so I would love to hear your advice!
Did you follow a training plan for your first tri?
What are 2 tips you would give to someone competing in her first sprint?
Any other advice?
What are you currently training for?