Wow, who knew that a giant chocolate chip cookie would be so popular?! It’s funny how the littlest of things are what we all have in common 🙂
I don’t have a lot to report today, but wanted to talk about something completely NEW to me, and get your input as well!
But first, let’s recap Tuesday night’s workout, and last night’s…not so workout.
I headed to the gym Tuesday night for a quick workout before Biggest Loser. Nothing too fancy, just a one mile sprint warm up, followed by lots of leg work and some abs. Just enough to work up a solid sweat and come home relaxed.
My husband can attest to this 100%.
I probably should have taken it a bit more serious because yesterday I spontaneously signed up for a local 15K on Saturday! Oof! The longest I’ve run since the marathon has been 7 miles, so surely 9.3 shouldn’t be too difficult. The race is on pretty much the exact same paved route as part of the marathon was, so it will be encouraging to know that this time I’m not running 26.2! I still love the River Trail, and think it’s one of the prettiest paths there is.
The River Trail 15K starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, and fingers crossed for no rain! I have to do a long run on Saturday anyways, so may as well make a race out of it! My half is 4 weeks from this Sunday, so after this weekend’s 9.3, another 7-9 the following Saturday, then the Hot Chocolate 15K in Nashville the weekend after that, I should be good to go.
And sometime within the next 4 weeks, baby Pence may arrive!!! He’s due on March 4th, and I absolutely cannot wait to meet my precious nephew!! This next month is going to be fantastic!
Ok, now for today’s topic.
To Tri or Not To Tri
Did you watch the Biggest Loser this week? Did you LOVE that they did a triathlon?! Usually they do a marathon, which I’m kind of disappointed they didn’t do this season since now I can totally relate, but I was really encouraged watching the tri! I have always wanted to do one, and think it would be so much fun!! Maybe I’m crazy for thinking a triathlon would be fun, but I love to run, love to swim, and love riding my bike (that I haven’t ridden in…a long time) however, I think that I am fully capable of rocking a tri, but I literally know nothing about them! I think completing a tri would be a really cool accomplishment, and one more thing to check off my bucket list.
I want to do a Sprint triathlon, which is the smallest of the three. The one I’ve looked at is a 400 yard swim, a 13 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 run.
Seems doable, right?
I think my biggest concerns are:
1. What the heck do you wear for a triathlon??
2. Is my bike okay? I don’t have a fancy pants road bike, I just have a hybrid/city bike.
3. I want my first tri to have a pool swim, instead of an open water swim.
4. What about transition areas? Do you set them up that morning or the day before, and what if someone accidentally takes your stuff?
5. Is it weird biking and running in the same wet clothing you swam in?
So, what about you? Have you completed a triathlon? How was your first one? Do you have any tips to share? I’m all ears!