Just When I Was Feeling So Good (Translate Cocky) About The Triathlon…

Here’s my top 11 random thoughts during a 25 mile bike ride in 90 degree weather today.

1.  Is the wind ever, ever at your back?  I mean ever?

2.  And will I ever be able to catch my breath?

3.  Why do I sweat another 30 minutes after I stop exercising?

4.  Should I wear underwear under my tri-suit?  It’s kind of like a swimsuit, so… (I’ve tried both ways and I don’t have a preference.)

5.  Maybe I won’t do another triathlon. 

6.  Maybe I will do another triathlon.

7.  Why do I have to see flattened frogs and chipmunks on the blacktop?

8.  Why couldn’t I remember any other lyrics to “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who except…

                        Seventy-five or eighty miles per hour, she hollered slow, slow, slow

                        Baby, I can stop right on a dime

                        I said, hey, baby, give me just one kiss – she said no, no, no

Wolfman Jack

Here are the complete lyrics on You Tube; it really is a fun song. 

9.  Screaming is a powerful tool.  (Yes, there is a story here, but this is a short post, so I’ll save it until later.)

 10.  Sweat dripping in your eyes really does sting.  If I wear a sweat band, will I look too 80’s?

 11.  Again, thanks to Coach Suzanne at Forging the Athlete for this quote:  WE ARE CAPABLE OF MORE THAN WE THINK WE ARE!  I kept repeating that over and over as I climbed hill after hill.

 Four more days.  (I really am excited.)  ~ JD here.

PS:  If you want the blow-by-blow of my running and triathlon experience, it’s on my A Running Journal page.  🙂

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11 Responses to Just When I Was Feeling So Good (Translate Cocky) About The Triathlon…

  1. Jean Hickok says:

    Flattened frogs on the blacktop? LOVE

  2. Diane Boeck says:

    Hey, What an exciting time for you. I am cheering for you on the sidelines. For every flattened frog or chipmunk there is another being born somewhere! Life is impermanent. The cycle of life continues.

  3. paula says:

    After this is over – will you clean my cushions on the porch? 30 minutes?

  4. Jen says:

    First, no underwear with the tri suit. The chamois is there to wick away the moisture and not let bacteria build up. Second, you’re going to LOVE it. You’re doing a great job getting ready, and in the end, finishing is really all that matters. You are awesome with all that you’ve already accomplished just in preparing to do the triathlon.

    • JD says:

      Jen, thanks so much for such practical advice and for all your support! I go back and forth between nerves (I think it’s the open swimming with the possibility of getting whacked in the face) and excitement! Three more days!

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