Oh boy oh boy oh boy...my excitement is building! Can you tell?! In just a few days I'll be dragging my gear and my butt out to the start line for my first Olympic distance triathlon, the Santa Cruz Triathlon. As you might remember, I first made a goal to complete an Olympic distance triathlon back in 2008, when I was sidetracked by pregnancy. I'd registered for the Marin County Triathlon and a week hadn't even gone by when I got the baby news. At first I thought I could do the event, even at 5 months pregnant, but when the 1st trimester exhaustion hit that goal flew out the window. I ultimately relayed the event, doing the run and completing my first 10k run ever.
I registered for that same Olympic last year but mistakenly signed up for a half-marathon only two weeks prior to the triathlon and with all my excitement about running I pretty much failed to train at all. So I switched my registration to the sprint distance and vowed that 2013 would be my year, "Next year I'm a gal with a goal and I will do that Olympic distance." Well, here I am. It's time.
I'm also excited because I was interviewed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the local newspaper in Santa Cruz. They interviewed me for a story on people doing the triathlon (rest assured I'll share it here when it comes out). I was talking with the reporter and while describing my path here, it hit me. It was 5 years ago when I first dreamed of doing an Olympic distance triathlon and I hope to finally accomplish that goal this coming Sunday. I wish my kids could be there but Miguel's soccer team has a playoff game and that's just too much for my mom to do on her own.
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