I have officially registered for the 7 Bridges Marathon and my first triathlon! S#!% just got real!
I have talked about wanting to do a triathlon for a while and I finally broke down and registered for the Girls Tri-it-on sprint triathlon in June. The only problem – I don’t really swim.
I made my first attempt at
traversing through the water in a manner that puts life gards on edge swimming today. The good news – I can drag myself through the water for 200 meters. The bad news – I SUCK! It only took 15 minutes and two 30 second breaks. whomp…whomp…whomp.
I have less than a month to get better at it. Its a good think I have the bike and run part down…well, if I can learn to take my hand off the handlebars long enough to get my water bottle…baby steps, right?
It is triathlon season, and it seems that half of the people I know are completing them.
The gomers have decided to “try a tri”
M finished her first one this weekend
And now I want to do one too!
Seeing the swimmers all lined up
and the transition area all set up
was inspiring (kind of like the first time I went to a marathon, not to run, but to cheer).
The only problem…I don’t really swim. I took swim lessons as a kid but instead of learning how to swim, I mostly learned how not to drown. Don’t get me wrong, I can get from one end of the pool to the other, just not efficiently…I basically flail myself across the pool.
I feel like this…
The race M did today was a women’s only race geared toward beginners and I think it is something I can actually accomplish! I have 12 months to learn how to swim after all!
Maybe I just need this kind of motivation…
Have you done a triathlon?