Friday, April 8, 2005

Sign me up!

Okay, I did it. I entered the Victoria New Balance 1/2 Ironman.

I'm still in physio.

I'm running 3&1's for 20 minutes.

But I just don't care! I've been looking forward to this race for sooooooooo long, if I have to crawl through the 20km run, I will. I just can't NOT sign up for it.

So I ponied up the $200, popped my registration in a Fedex envelope and couriered it away. Yes, I'm a bit paranoid that I won't beat the other 500 people wanting to enter the race :)

I'm so excited. On my bike in this morning, I was positively beaming because I had the filled-out form in my hot little hands, ready to send. When did I become such a tri-buff?

So now I'm up to swimming 3 times a week, and biking whenever I can (to work, for groceries and long bikes on the weekends). I'm doing jump-squats as part of my physio, and hope that it will get my legs stronger and my knee ready for the run. Even my step class helps! Biking through Europe for most of May will help, since Jason and I have to lug around camping gear, etc. My cardio is great. I really think I can get better in time.

I think I can, I think I can!

There certainly is something to be said for goal-setting.

I can't wipe this grin from my face.


  1. Please, don't ever try to wipe that grin off of your face!

    You are going to do great!

  2. Biking through Europe in May?

    Any chance you'll be coming through near chez moi?

  3. You rock my world, mini-me!
    Do it for old, arthritic me.

  4. Progress today, I ran for 26 minutes of 3&1's! Yay!

    Jason and I will be flying in and out of Frankfurt, biking from Passau through Vienna to Prague and other parts of the Czech Republic... so sadly, no Tour de France for moi. BUT we plan to enjoy ourselves immensely and thus, turn into avid cycle tourers which would lead to subsequent trips INCLUDING France. So keep working on your skills as a randonneur!

  5. That's fantastic. What a great race to enter - I wish I was around (and not injured) so I could enter as well. You'll do great!