My Triathlon Tale

So, I got my first real taste of triathlons in September, but that wasn’t my first triathlon.  I had done three years at the local recreational triathlon in my hometown.  I even got first in my age group two of those times!

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Talk about triathlon newbie, though.  No pants whatsoever, a helmet that’s not mine, a mountain bike, sneakers, and the list goes on and on.  But hey, I loved it!

And then, of course, I did the Bethany Beach triathlon this past summer and adored it.  The combination of the three events makes me so happy. 

I’d say I’ve upgraded a little Smile.

I loved it so much that I decided to join USA Triathlon so that I can become a more knowledgeable athlete.  And so that I can sign up for all sorts of races Smile  Sad enough, but pretty much everything I want for Christmas is related to triathlons: wetsuit and aero bars.  And a computer, but that’s just a fun addition.

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It’s official! And now that I have access to all sorts of race information, I totally want to try out a half ironman.  I was looking at this race that is in Delaware that is the half Ironman distance, but is much cheaper! Think I can train for a half ironman by September of next year?

I’m afraid that I won’t be able to complete the run… what are your opinions? I’ve lost a few pounds (yay!) which I am hoping could reduce some of the pressure on my joints.  My plan would be to continue to lose a few more for health’s sake!

I know that I can perform each leg of the race by itself, but the combination frightens me! Eeeeekkk!!

Life is so full of opportunities, and I just want to be able to take advantage of as many as possible!

Do you sign up for races that scare you???

I’m off to present at a conference! And then spending the weekend with my favorites! What are your weekend plans?

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14 responses to “My Triathlon Tale

  1. Woah! My old roommate did a triathalon in Bethany Beach! That’s so cool haha. She loved it!! I signed up a for a race that scares me… and it’s tomorrow!!! haha half marathon, here I come!

  2. Congrats on signing up! I’m afraid to try for a triathlon because of the swimming component, I’m a bad swimmer lol. I also am sort of afraid of the ocean so I think I’d need a pool haha. You are inspiring me!

  3. This is so exciting!

    I’ve only done one race (a half-marathon) and I was TERRIFIED. I had race anxiety dreams for weeks leading up to it.

  4. I’m glad to read about your tri life. Any tri race would scare me-I signed up for one…once and it was enough LOL. I didn’t even do it (it was caneled due to weather…and saving my life) but needless to say I’ve never been more scared in my life!

  5. A half ironman?! That would be amazing and I’m sure you would do great!

  6. Girl! You will rock it! I am so excited for you! 🙂

  7. AWESOME!
    “Life is so full of opportunities, and I just want to be able to take advantage of as many as possible!”
    Totally agree with you there!

  8. so exciting, this is on my fitness bucket list but I have no confidence in my swimming.

  9. Very cool!! I am excited to hear about your adventures in triathlons! I definitely think you should sign up for a 1/2 IM. It would be a good goal and something to look forward and train for.

  10. what a great race!!!!! a 1/2 ironman! you will do an amazing job!

  11. Do it girl, you’ll totally rock it!! 🙂

  12. Good on you for signing up girl! 🙂 Hope the conference went well!

  13. DO IT DO IT DO IT SIGN UP FOR THIS RACE!! I think absolutely you can complete the run. That’s just a little less than a year to train for 13 miles..most people do that in 3 months! You have more than enough time, that would be such an amazing race!

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