Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Right now I am about 2 days and 19 hours away from my first big race since before I had my son. You could say I am a little nervous and anxious. Not to mention the fact that I will be in a bathing suit on display for everyone in attendance (Not a pretty sight at the moment but I am working on that). Then for those who weren’t turned off by the sight of me in my suit they will get the treat of watching me jog (huff and puff) / walk my way through the run portion of the race. Alas, I am not in it to look good in a swim suit or win the race at this point it is just a start on my journey to October and the last triathlon of the 2008 season. My goal is to be killer by then.
Last night I did a 2 mile jog/walk on the treadmill in 33 min. That is about a 16 min mile. I did jog 3 min then recover walk 1, fast walk another 1 for about 40 min. I have come a long way from where I started, but I have a long way to go still.
Tonight the personal trainer gets to kick my butt again. I believe I will try either a swim after or a bike ride. We will see how I feel. Last time I was just ready to go home.
Did a 10 minute jog/walk before the trainer got to me. Once again today we did a full body circuit that I will feel for sure tomorrow. After she finished beating me up I did 10 minutes on the bike. Then I went to Academy and bought gear for the race this weekend. In 15 minutes before the store closed I got... a bike seat cushion, 2 water bottles, a pair of shorts and a shirt, a cool pack for my neck during the race, and a pair of sunglasses. I give myself an A+ super shopper for that trip. Now I just have to pack everything so I don't forget any of the important stuff.