In June, one of my colleagues learned that I was going to be participating in my first triathlon. When most people discovered this piece of information they had reactions like “you’re crazy” (yup) ,”wow, you’re a beast!” (cool, thanks, I’ll take it), “you sure like to start big” (yeah, notorious overachiever, right here) and “do […]Read More “like that”…it’s just the way it is
The triathlon happened a few days ago. I decided to take a little time to reflect before posting about the experience. Now that I’ve had a little time…. My experience: Awesome!! It started off a little iffy with some crazy thunderstorm that left everyone standing in the rain and soaking. The skies just opened up […]Read More The finish line
So, apparently I’m doing this race thing wrong as I learned last night while talking to my aunt. When I decided to do this it was because I wanted to challenge myself. Ok, that’s a lie– I didn’t really think about a reason, I just decided to do it. Later, it became about the challenge […]Read More Tri for someone?
It’s only a week before the triathlon and strangely I haven’t started to panic yet. I’m sure that will change soon enough. A chair full of laundry tipped over on my foot today and caused an instant bruise and a distinct hobble that has yet to subside. That will certainly cause panic if it doesn’t […]Read More Pre-race rituals
Brought on by serious sleep deprivation and functioning on about an hour and a half sleep, I spent a good deal of today’s training session feeling rather sorry for myself. Just after the 10km turn around, I looked at my time. I was slower than usual, slower than I wanted to be. I decided that […]Read More The Frustration Effect