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!