Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Countdown is On!

It's Thursday night, a mere 3 more sleeps until my first triathlon. I am anxious about it. I am also excited. It's hard to know what to expect, since its the first time, so planning is a bit tough.

I was really worried about the swim, as out of all disciplines, I have put the least amount of time into the swim. I feel better after yesterday afternoon - I had a great swim. Finished the race distance in about 22 mins. It gained me a bit of confidence, which I definitely needed.

I went for a run tonight, in the garage, on the treadmill. It was HOT! And it showed me that the heat will be a factor in the race. Luckily the news report went from 28' and sunny, to 24' and rain. The rain will help me stay cool (I never ever thought I would say that I was hoping to swim, bike and run in the rain). I was sweating so much, it was dripping off me. Grossed me out.

All in all, this adventure has been a life-changer to me. Not "getting married, having kids" life changing. More like personal growth, physical-shrinkage life changing. I have lost just over 20lbs. I now run for over 30 mins consistently. When I started I couldn't manage a slow 10 mins. I feel better. I look better. And I am actually excited about how far I can challenge this and change myself. A few more days and I will have completed a HUGE challenge. I can't wait!


  1. Awesome job on the physical transformation sir. Good luck this weekend!

  2. Have a GREAT race, and make sure to come back and blog about it!

    Above all else, have fun with it. You've put in the work with your training. The race is the reward, the icing on the cake.

    Feel free to shoot any questions this way. Chestermere,, right? That was my first OWS race. It's a nice course.

  3. Hi, got here from Deb. Take your first tri one step or stroke at a time. Don't worry about your finish time, that will take care of itself. Just stay in the moment and trust your training. And have fun!