Okay so I just made it back from the Team in Training info session, I think that after 6 years I could probably run the info session but whatev. Its always fun to see the newbies and remember how I felt six years ago as I sat there. Its amazing that each time I well up and cry like I don't know whats coming. It is amazing to think that in only 6 years I will have completed 6 endurance events and raised over 60K. I have certainly come a long way since 2002 when I sat there thinking it were impossible for me to complete a maratho, but now I have possibly LOST MY MARBLES!!!
Yes people, I did it. I signed up for the Vineman Half IRONMAN. I guess they call it IRONMAN 70.3 because thats how many combined miles you do that day. Anyways I went to the info session thinking I was probably going to do another marathon. But I went with an open mind and wanted to speak to the triathlon coach before I made my decision.
Here were the pros of the triathlon:
Unbelieveable training conditions
A beautiful bike that I bought two years ago and need to get my moneys worth
Not many open water swims (less likely to get eaten by a great white...husband and father are nervous about that)
Nothing better than peeing in a wet suit
A great way to see all of San Diego county
No two a days! (I thought I was going to have to wake up and work out and then work out at the end of the day, and I have to be to work at 730 so that just seemed impossible)
Taking part in an event that it is okay to pee yourself while riding a bike
The coach promised he would ride the bike with me so that I don't get lost during 50 mile bike rides.
A trip to WINE COUNTRY
If I get low on sugar during the race, I can just jump into a vineyard and steal some grapes
Saying that I am an Iron Woman (well half of one anyways)
I am so looking forward to being part of the TEAM once again. I have truly missed it this year and miss that camaraderie.
So look forward to my many emails and letters begging for money because I have to earn my highest amount yet!