Friday, March 5, 2010

The swim god's have spoken.

Breaking news - the swim leg is ON. Oh yeah. After scrolling through the email ever so slowly and reading every word to make sure I understood it correctly, the email read "the lakes have been cleared and the swim leg is going ahead".

I am yet to stop doing a highland jig. Can it be that up above heard my prayers and my pleas? Of course it can. I AM DOING MY SWIM. Now the nerves have stepped it up a notch and not only am I super dooper excited but I am also nauseous. But it is nauseousness caused by happy nerves. I will be fine, this always happens. All will be good. I GET TO SWIM.

Training 24/7 The Life of a Triathlete

I love this video. I have watched it over and over.

Veg day

What to do, what to do, what to do!!! These two days before the race are my rest days and I am feeling very fidgety and its not even 0800hrs. I am used to having some activity planned for the day, whether that be swimming, cycling, running or walking. And now there is nothing, nada, zippo. I used to enjoy doing nothing and sitting down watching a good movie. But so far since starting this posting I think I have gotten up atleast three times out of my chair - it is now 0845hrs. It's amazing how things change and how good it feels to actually do some physical activity. But rest is as important as exercise. It is giving my muscles the chance to repair and heal. It is giving my mind a chance to be able to visualise the race and run through what I shall do on the day.

As I sit here writing this post I am also hoping that the swim leg will go ahead. We shall recieve confirmation of the race today and I hope it reads "Algae bloom has settled, swim leg shall forge ahead". The thought of running two legs is not my idea of fun no matter how small but I will give it a go if that is what is required. The bike leg will still stay as a 10km but the run may be divided into a 1.5km and 1km to accomodate for the loss of the swim. Not sure, will find out soon enough.

I know it doesn't sound like much but after all I was only competing in the Enticer which is a 250m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run. Should the swim be postponed then I will definately be looking for another Enticer before the season is up. I want so badly to do it all - every last leg. I will keep you updated as soon as I get the email from TriNSW. Fingers crossed.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage