Just a quick update....First thank you for the good luck wishes on face book..you guys are the best:) Second thank you for the people who was giving some helpful info for my knee issues..at the moment I will just "deal" and then I go back to see the Doc after the race and will start the "fixing" process..and I think I am going to go see a Chiropractor to see if maybe I am out of whack...I have had problems in the past with my right hip being higher than my left so I am thinking maybe that is throwing my stride off....but will know more after the race...but thank you guys for showing your caring concerns =)
A HUGE thank you to SPLISH...I got my race suit and let just say "OH MY" did I pack on another ass since last year....it was like running in a thong..so I emailed them to see if I could go up a size and was wondering if the suit comes irregular sizes sometimes....they were quick to fixing my problem and sent me not just one suit but two..... one in the normal size I wear (28) and a larger size (30).....good thing they did because the smaller (my normal size) fits.....so NO extra ass for me just a irregular size...whhheewww that was a scare=)
SOOOOO I have decided to go with the 1/2 distance...most of you voted for me to do the shorter distance and my husband said I would NOT be happy with whatever choice I choose anyways...and he is probably right...I feel fit/trained for the sprint and think I would do well...BUT like people have said I have NOTHING to prove and I would have sooo much energy balled up after the sprint I would be mad at myself for not pushing myself for the longer distance...so I guess I want a little of pain:) I don't feel well trained and my friends laugh at me because I start training just weeks before a race...with my Whooping 4 bike rides since last July....my 3 Open water swims EVER(all during a race)...and my runs are now half run /half speed walk .....so that is what makes this FUN...to push myself and just be out there for ME and my kids at the finish line...nothing else matters...it doesn't matter that my friend Susan is going to CRUSH my ass..she trains yearly ( no thank you on that..ha!!) actually I am rooting for her...as this is her first year with a coach and I am excited to see her improvements...she will rock!!!
I am NOT going into this race with any high expectations....I already have in my head this : the swim is going to SUCK regardless....if there is WIND on the bike I am screwed (wimp to wind)...With my knee the way it is I will be walking at least 9 or 10 miles of the run......and LAST wah wah..."who cares"..... the smile on my kids face is PRICELESS :+)
I head up to MI. tomorrow evening...NO taking it easy for me...I am SOLO(Todd has to get the race set up)...so busy busy..... Madison has a Birthday party to go to.....I have 5 people to pack for....Skylar has a softball game...I need to get stuff to my in-laws ...as they are bringing my 2 younger ones up to race the day of...and here is the kicker...Skylar is taking 5 friends...so I have to round them all up and take them with me:) and hope I can get them to go to bed early!!!!
GOOD TIMES...lets ROLL!!!
So here is to a good hard "training day" and GOOD LUCK to you if you are racing this weekend...HAVE FUN.....
(I will be thinking of you Jill....I hope all that hard/crazy training your coach had you do makes it seem "easy" for you...even though you really do make me feel and look like a slack ass:) go and kick some butt!!
Sorry it wasn't QUICK...I guess my nerves are coming...chatter box here:) have a wonderful weekend!!!