Tuesday, 3 July 2007

I'm Gonna Tri!

This morning I decided not to run but to ride my bike. As I was throwing on my bike shorts, I decided to wear my tri suit - and ride down to the lake for a quick swim. See above photo. It was so beautiful, the moon was above the mountains, the water was clear and cool... it was fabulous! So I had a nice swim, hopped back on the bike and rode home. It was really exhilarating and reminded me of why I like training for a triathlon!

That little excursion this morning made my decision about the triathlon for me. I registered after I got home. It is the Tri for the Cure, it is on August 5 at Cherry Creek Reservoir. And I will be over 55 years old - which is a good thing. I think I am in the second age group wave.
Thanks for helping me process this yesterday. You bloggers are the BEST! When people wrote about how much money this stuff costs, I thought about the fact that I have already invested most of that money into the tri suit, and all the rest of the stuff. In fact, I thought about that as I left it all unattended on the sand this morning as I walked into the lake. But I got back and it was still there!
So, I am excited about this upcoming event!

5 comments:

Marcy said...

That's WONDERFUL!!!! ;D ;D ;D I'll be cheering you on!!!

J~Mom said...

YAY!!!!!!!! That is great news!!!!! I will be watching your training for tips!! Great decision!!

What kind of bike do you have and do you like it?

Sue said...

Wow, that's fantastic, to be able to hop on your bike and cycle down to the lake and have a swim - you're so lucky and it looks wonderful!

Randy said...

Great bike ride Mary!!!

Lisa's going to try and steal one of your bikes...I hope you have them locked up securely.

Not being a tri kind of person I know little to nothing about that event....is the tri suit you mentioned what you have to do all the events in? Do you swim in it as well? I'll bet that Cherry Creek Res. is still pretty cold this time of year...brrrrr.

Debbi said...

I had no doubt ...