baby steps

I was talking to my buddy from work this morning (she did Greenville tri with me last year and we've rode together a few times), and she told me she's doing Clemson tri in May. For some reason, David thought I said a while back that I wanted to do the Clemson tri. I don't recall that, but now her and I have both committed to joining in on the fun. I needed an event for May anyway. :-) It's a lake swim of 750 meters, and will be my first lake swim. I am nervous now, but I'm sure as it gets closer, I'll become more relaxed about it.

Today at lunch, I quickly headed home for my trainer/bike workout. I rode that boring thing for 35 minutes and it is quickly becoming like the dreaded treadmill I can't stand to get on these days. I think it's that I rode on the real roads last weekend, not that I ride it a lot, cause that just ain't true. I even told David on his way out to ride at lunch (on the for really reals roads) that I may even start to like riding on the roads better than the trainer one day soon. I was counting down the time on it. Even Boston Legal didn't distract me enough nor my arse from hurting while riding.

Tonight, I had to eat supper fairly early so I could get to the pool at the end of swim lessons to start back swimming. It was pouring when I left, and I really wanted to just hang out on the couch some more, but I left. I haven't done a swim since the beginning of that 3 wk sickness crappola I had, so it's been about a month and it showed. I already know I'm SLOW but, I'm slower than the normal SLOW now and it's okay. I'm doing it, right?
700yds - 16:40

So, I'm taking these baby steps of fitness towards the Parris Island tri in a few weeks, and am feeling good about doing it. I don't recall feeling this excited about Greenville tri last year, probably primarily because I was training for Chicago at that time. I am looking forward to it, no matter how far back in the pack I land.

15 comments:

David said...

Before Greenville you didn't know how freakin awesome triathlon is, and the feeling of acomplisment and doing something cool as you cross the finish line.

Woo hoo, bring on Parris Island!

Wes said...

Congrats on picking out your first lake tri! You just have to accept the fact that the water will support you if you let it, no matter how deep it is!

It will be fun to get your feet wet (literally) at Paris Island. You and David are gonna rock the hizouse!!

J~Mom said...

It must be bike day for all the kids. LOL Geesh girl hitting a double, you rock!! Baby steps is my motto and we are going to take the steps that we need to for our tris! I am joining the gym and going swimming tomorrow! I can't take another day of this lopsided training.

RunnerGirl said...

Baby steps are better than no steps right? Keep it up!

Eric said...

Parris Island is going to be AWESOME! I don't think it could possibly be as cold as it was last year...I shouldn't have said that, eh? No worries, it's going to be fun regardless!

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sunshine said...

Look at you... loading up the race calendar! So glad you're looking forward to your upcoming tri. That, in and of itself, are huge bounds forward!

Jess said...

Well, it's good that you've bounced back so quickly into the routine! Best of luck with the training!

My Life & Running said...

I love that you're saying for really reals ;) That Lisa sure is infectious!

So glad you are feeling better and are taking things slowly! How awesome it is you can workout during your lunch break!! I want a job like that!

Marcy said...

You know, if one day I get a fo really reals bike I think I'd like the trainer. Roads = SCARY!! LOL

You're doing awesome Mendy! You da man!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Gawd, you're giving me tri fever.

Jason The Running Man said...

You are a machine! Keep up the good work!

Pokey said...

Baby steps are steps in the right direction!!!! You are totally doing it!

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P.O.M. said...

Yeah. You're going to do great.

Viv said...

Mendy, I found your blog by all the other cool chicas (Lisa, Marcy, Karen). I think you are going to do great with the tri. Getting excited is a big chunk of the mental side right :-)
Great 700yd swim, that is wonderful time for me. Heck, I am a big fan of the backstroke after 200yds..LOL! If you don't mind i am going to be keeping up with you through this tri training. I need all the tri training help i can get.