Thursday, May 15, 2008



THE SWIM IS ON!

At 10am this morning when I checked the website for Galena, those 4 words appeared. The water temperature is still 59 but it is a go. I felt like jumping up out of my skin. The emotions are like riding a roller coaster. By no means do I down play the bike and the run, but for me this is about the swim.

This morning at swim was great preparation also. Coach had us do some drills going around a fit ball in the water. We did right and left turns. Then we worked on how it felt for our entire group to take off together. I got hit and kicked. We were all laughing when we were done.

Tonight I began the packing process. There are piles everywhere. Hubby is out of town all weekend so Bino and I are leaving in the morning. Hooch is going to school because her physics class is going to Six Flags to study and do a project on roller coasters. So we are all heading different directions.

Waddling to pack for MY FIRST TRI................

9 comments:

Joe said...

WooHoo!!! Great news!! You;ve been wanting this and here it is!!

Pack well!!

And get some sleep!!!!!!

Kim said...

I took tomorrow off so I could pack on Friday - hopefully I'll get to see your wave go off before I head up the hill for the duathlon! Good swim vibes coming your way....

21stCenturyMom said...

Told you! YAY!!

Make sure you get in the water before your wave, let some water in the suit so it warms up and put your face in the water and swim a couple hundred yards. It will make you much more calm on the swim.

HAVE A GREAT RACE!!

Fe-lady said...

YES!!!!
That IS great news!
Best of LUCK and can't wait to hear about it!
Yeeha!

rocketpants said...

woohooo!!! That is very exciting. Have tons of fun!Enjoy the experience. There is nothing quite like your first tri.

SWTrigal said...

So exciting!! Good luck..

Vickie said...

Karen, good luck! I'll be thinking of you and hoping it goes well. It sounds like it will be cold, but it is the shortest part of the race, so try not to let it become the only part. You have had good coaching. Good luck!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

WoooHooo! Best wishes!!!!

J~Mom said...

I am just like you with the swim. My race on Sunday is just about the swim!! YAY!!

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