2017, Change, Discipline, Doubt, Excitement, South Beach Tri, Triathlon

Nerves of steel

…more like nerves of noodles. But the season is here, my first tri of the season is hours away, and bags are getting packed. Yesterday I pulled out my tri bag that had been stored away for the winter. I missed her. This is her last year at one of my last events in the OBX.

Locked & loaded

Planning one of these events several states away is no joke. The planning. The dogs. The kids. All the things to take. All the things I will forget. …All. The. Things.  My list keeps getting longer. Don’t forget this, don’t forget that.

In an effort to relieve some anxiety I was having about this ocean swim and cooler water temps I put on my wetsuit. Twice. A while ago I had found this video about putting on your wetsuit while it’s turned inside out. I was skeptical but it actually worked! The neckline was so tight. It literally felt like hands were around my neck strangling me, which made me really nervous to even try swimming in it. So I did some research – even though cutting the neckline isn’t the top choice or preferred method to fix this, I decided to do it. I cut a “scoop” in the neckline and what a difference! I can breathe, move better, and I’m hoping it will be a good decision. The truth is that I hope I don’t actually need to wear it! But if I do, I’m ready.

Time is weIMG_2289ird, right? This image of my computer screen was taken when I signed up for this event about 10-11 months ago. So much can change and so much stays the same. Excited to be able to do this and have fun with it. My race, my pace. Looking forward to the “bling” at the end – I might never take it off!