I am stealing this from RunMommyRun. She did a 25 things-Run style and it was great to come across this today because I really wasn’t feeling this weeks TiaRT. That was sort of a bummer since I missed last weeks and have been planning to start participating. Next week maybe…
So here goes:
1: There are exactly 6 weeks left until my first half marathon. I am completely freaked out.
2: Some of the best people I have met are my teammates.
3: Before I got into Triathlon, I hadn’t ridden a bike in over 15 years.
4: I started swimming when I was 10 months old. Unlike most people, the swimming is my strongest event.
5: Even though I have participated in many 5k’s, 2 8k’s and am training for my first 10 miler and half, I still don’t consider myself a runner because I don’t think I am fast enough.
6: My teammates and I call our supporters “jockstrappers”– get it, athletic supporters….
7: My biggest jockstrappers are my Mom and Dad. One of my life’s highlights was seeing how proud of me they were when I finished my first Tri.
8: I am ridiculously scared of the bike, which makes it hard to train and is also why it is my weakest event.
9: I really wish I had made Philly Women’s Tri my first. I am looking very forward to it this year.
10: I am inspired by anyone who gets out there and races. I hope somewhere out there, I inspire someone too.
11: I want to go to Kona…not to race, just to watch.
12: Even though I haven’t even finished my first half marathon, I have three more planned for the year.
13: My whole life has changed because of Triathlon.
14: In the beginning, I really didn’t like running. Now I look forward to my runs and hate to miss them.
15: I meticulously plan my workouts and if I think I am going to miss one I get really anxious.
16: I really love volunteering at races.
17: My favorite work out shirt says “Does this shirt make my butt look fast”. When racing, I like to wear my “slow is the new fast” headband.
18: I think that Dick and Rick Hoyt are two of the most amazing people on earth. When I feel like I can’t push any harder I think of them.
19: I am awed by Chrissie Wellington and Sam McGlone. I would love to watch them cross a finish line.
20: One of the main reasons I started running was to do the Broad Street Run. I will get to do that on May 3.
21: The day of my first half marathon is exactly one year to the day from when I ran my first 5k.
22: I PR’d at my Rothman 8k last November while running on a bum knee. I paid for it by not being able to run for another 3 months.
23: I talk about triathlon and running entirely too much. That is one reason I started this blog.
24: At the finish of my first tri, I emphatically stated “I am never doing that again”. It took be about 20 minutes to start planning my next race. I have three/four tri’s planned for this year.
25: I genuinely like reading other athlete’s blogs and I want to thank anyone who takes the time to read mine. I appreciate the feedback and LOVE when I see myself on someones blog roll.
Oh and one extra….
26: Finishing REALLY IS winning 🙂