Thursday, August 17, 2006

2 days

I'm feeling pretty good. For the past few days I've done some easy rides and longish walks. My knee has been a little funny so I've been doing advil and ice. Overall my list of inspirations has stuck with me and I am not too stressed out about the event. The weather looks fine, low 80's although the humidity is on its way back up.

I am really looking forward to experiencing the day. My only other tri experience was 3 years ago in Massachusetts with a Danskin sprint. Have I mentioned that I loved it? Great girl power stuff, totally encouraging, and Sally Edwards (super star triathlete) always finished last so there goes that fear. I've spent more time preparing for this one and although the distances are a little longer I feel more ready. Then, I did it with my sister but had no cheering section. Now, I go at it alone, but my fam will be there to cheer me on. I hope the kids are at least a little bit engaged in the whole race atmosphere and aren't bored stiff waiting for a glimpse of me during transitions and at the finish. How will they know I'm coming? It would stink if they waited around for so long and then missed it. Baring an unforseen broken chain or flat tire they will know about when to start looking for me, I guess. Our friends the Brogans will be joining us, too. I'm counting on Chris playing the role of official photographer. I'm excited to experience another tri event. It will definitely be different. It's much smaller and there will be boys there.

I really hope I can keep this attitude throught the next day and a half. Tomorrow will be packing, laying out my transition area and pre-registering. I expect some nerves and I am a little worried about falling asleep on Friday night. I have some falling asleep issues anyway, but the night before something big?? Yeah.

I'm glad the week is almost over.


Wanna-be 5k-er said...

Don't worry about the kids being engaged, sounds like your support system is plentiful (dh and friends, too, wow) and they'll keep the kiddos watching for you, I bet!

GL GL GL GL GL!!!!! Wow, a tri, that is awesome. GIRL POWER, you'll be great, can't wait to read your rr!

LBTEPA said...

you've done the work - now for the fun part :)
Looking forward to the race report


Iron Pol said...

Don't let the "might be last" thing scare you. My first tri I did, in fact, break a chain. Ran 7 miles of the bike, finished the last mile on a borrowed mountain bike, and finished dead last. That must meant there were more people there to cheer me on. The winner only had the small crowd to cheer.

As you become more involved with triathlons, you'll meet more people. Like here in blogworld. I only knew one triathlete when I started. Now, I know quite a few.

Focus on having fun in the race, and let times and places take care of themselves. You win by showing up and starting the race.

Wes said...

Meg, you are going to kick butt! Just make sure your brain is in control and Go! Go! Go! Good luck. I'll be thinkin about ya!

Michelle said...

Yippee! Almost Tri Time! GOOD LUCK, and go out there and HAVE FUN! I bet your kids will also have a blast, don't worry about them!

Can't wait to the see the photos!

neese said...

best of luck meg!!!!
looking forward to the race report!

Mia Goddess said...

Have fun Megin! It's going to be great. I've been last. A lot. There are worse things. Can't wait to hear all about it!