Monday, June 08, 2009


My triathlon is just less than 6 weeks away. Every time I think about it I get butterflies in my stomach. Not the "good, I'm so excited" kind of butterflies, but the "oh crap, what have I gotten into, am I going to die?" kind of butterflies. Maybe they're moths in my stomach.

In reality, I've had a really good week of training. I finally started hitting the pool, I had a really long (for me) run the other night of 5.25 miles, and I've even been linking two or more of the events together in a single night. Last night, I did a combination of all three events.

Still, I can't help but wonder if it's enough and beat myself up for not training harder, sooner. I'm petrified of this race. I've still never even run a race before. Deep down I really want to do this. To prove to myself that I CAN do this. Yet part of me is hoping some really good excuse comes up, like I break a limb or get pregnant or something. Okay, not really. Maybe? Ugh.

So if any of you readers are experienced triathletes please feel free to send any advice, encouragement, mockery, whatever...over my way. And I'll probably continue to post random updates of my training progress, because I think it helps to pretend that some one, some where, cares.


Anonymous said...

The butterflies will go away... precisely at the sound of the gun at the ready...set...go, and not a moment sooner. But, I guarantee, when you cross the finish line you will first say, never again...then after you upchuck a little in your mouth and spit it out, you will be looking for the next triathlon to sign up for. No going back! Ahhh..I miss it!
xoxo Kathy

Marie said...

I am so stoked for you! Just taking the initiative to sign up for this and to be training at all is more than I think I could do. My friend Joanna just did a trialthalon about two months ago, also said she was nervous, but mostly because she hates to run. Just think of the finish line, and how awesome it is going to feel when you tell someone, anyone, that you did a trialthalon. What an accomplishment, kuddos to you lady!! Maybe someday when I am NOT pregnant, you can get me motivated to follow in your footsteps. I am sure Todd would love it if I had a hot bod to go with this blonde hair. :P

Dad/Kevin. Mom/Jennifer. said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel and felt that way for the triathlon, the 1/2 marathon, my long marathon training runs ... but each race day, I am ready to rock and I love it!! You can and WILL do it! And it will feel so AWESOME! Good work!

Anonymous said...

In about a week you can train in Lake Chelan and then when you come back later to race, the water will be warmer for you. Doesn't THAT make you feel better?


spoonerbyrd said...

girl, if you get pregnant to avoid this tri i'm gonna have to hurt you. do you recall your fiona feet? huh, huh do you?

everydayjae said...

I'm so excited your doing a tri too! I'm sure you're totally ready for it. I have already decided to do an Olympic length tri next summer. Up for it?!

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