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Monday, August 30, 2010

27 Days To Go

27 days until the Triathlon. EEEEKKKK!

I can't believe it is so close. I'm so nervous and excited. Tonight was amazing for me and my training. I swam 1 mile in the open water. Did you hear/see that? ONE MILE! This is huge for me! I didn't give up and kept going. I was the last person in, but I don't care. Three months ago, I could barely swim. I basically did the swim portion of the race and I wasn't dead after it.

I've been getting up early and running/walking before my husband needs to go to work. I need to get back into doing it 3 times a week. Now I need to alternate running and bike riding. I'll get it all done.

My fitness goals will be pretty consistent until the Triathlon:

1. Early morning run at least 2 or 3 days.
2. Eat more protein and complex carbohydrates.
3. Drink lots of water. It's hot out there!
4. Do 1 brick. Bike ride for at least an hour (preferably more) and then run/walk for 3 miles.

For those who don't know, this is my first high endurance event. I'm doing it as a member of Team In Training and raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I've had 3 very close family members die from blood cancers so this is very personal for me. I would never try to attempt a Triathlon as my first event if I weren't doing it for charity.



  1. Fantastic! It's amazing what we can accomplish when we set a goal for ourselves! I hope the rest of your training goes really well!

  2. Congratulations! It sounds like you are kicking abs and taking names. Way to go. Good luck on your training.

  3. Did you do the brick yet? Very curious! I'm doing a 5K on Monday but then I'll start training for the duathlon! Will do a brick maybe next weekend for the first time.