Yesterday I picked up my packet for the Monster Triathlon on Sunday. While I was excited about my swag (long sleeve tech shirt and calf compression sleeves) and I enjoy doing triathlons, I couldn’t help the feeling of dread.
I know I have not prepared and train enough to feel truly comfortable with this triathlon.
I have not swam since the last week in September. I am going to try to hit the local indoor pool either Friday, Saturday or both. I am not sure it will be enough for me to feel comfortable swimming 300 yards. I already plan to move back in the line at the start because I don’t think I will finish near my predicted time. I am also the most uncomfortable with the swim.
I have ridden the bike trainer some, but not for more than 35 minutes or so at a time. I am thankful that the ride portion is only 12.6 miles. I am not I could handle it if it was much longer. Oh, and then there is that whole getting on and off my road bike. Let’s just say it is not pretty.
I have been running, but mostly pushing at least two of the boys in our struggling double jogging stroller. Not pretty or very fast. I am hoping that pushing all that extra weight will make me feel like I can fly. We will see…
So add up the fact that I have under trained, well hardly trained at all to the fact that I feel like I am getting what Thing 2 had this past weekend, some lack of sleep and a body that feels like it is suffering still from the effects of our trip to Georgia to look for houses, I don’t feel like I am really prepared to do my best. I had high hopes for this race, I wanted to do well. It is my birthday present to myself (my birthday is next Tuesday, I think). Now I am concerned with how my body is going to survive this race.
I guess I should have a better attitude about it all, since I get to race. I mean I could be sitting at home not racing. I guess I just needed to vent a little. I actually feel better about it now. Maybe I should go get a costume and enjoy the day!
Are you racing this weekend?