For being a seasoned traveling veteran....packing for this is freaking nerve racking!
18.04.2010 - 22.04.2010
It is officially more difficult to pack for a triathlon in Florida than it is to move to Ecuador for 5 months.
Moderate 5k today (21:50) just to wake up my muscles a bit, followed by a super stretching session. I have a killer knot in my shoulder, but it's starting to loosen up. Tomorrow is rest rest rest and traveling to the land of sunshine with my ladies!!
Packing is officially in progress (or it was until I started writing this!).
My biggest dilema is where I should put my bike shoes..checked or carry on? I know I want to carry them on, but I don't know if the metal fitting and weird soles will freak out the TSA nazis. Eh. They have got to be smelly enough that even if they did require a second check it wouldn't last very long. Done. Going with carry on.
Packed a bunch of snacks - I'm definitely not willing to risk a G.I crisis on race morning. "But there was only cheap chinese food to eat the night before, I thought I'd be fne..." No way! Not me. If I'm crapping my wetsuit Sunday morning the cause will be straight up nerves.
Sorry for that. Moving on....
Race jibber jabber aside, I am so excited to get away with Jordan and Bridgey for the long weekend.
HELLOOOO Tampa Bay, Sunshine, and a King Size Bed.
Other notes of progress:
-Orthopedic Appointment set up - May 4th
-First Physical Therapy Appt. set up - April 28th
-New sponsor - Really supportive & wonderful.
Thoughts of the weekend:
"My mind will not be my limiting factor"
"In the end you'll either have results or reasons...."
Goals: Officially. Here we go.
Swim - Top 1/4 of my wave
Feel Comfortable and Strong in my first ocean race
Bike - 21avg or better
Don't hold back - Push myself and my new wheels
Run - Break 42 (6:50 miles.)
Still really nervous about overall run performance ability. Should be able to go faster than that. Ideally.
It's been tough getting back in the groove, mostly out of fear of agitating / injury again.
Less than 58 hours till race time!!
Here's to Peace, Surprises and Parachute Cord Bracelets,