For the last few days I have been toying with the idea of signing up for a triathlon that my sister pointed out to me - The Triathlon Pink. My sister is a nurse for the company that organises this event at different locations all over the country and she was thinking about doing her local one.
Ever since I checked out the website, I couldn't get the idea of participating out of my head. There were so many reasons to enter, but also a couple for not.
I loved that the distances were manageable for a beginner. I loved that it was to support such a fantastic cause (The National Breast CancerFoundation) that is a disease that is close to my and my families heart having had a mother and grandmother both suffer from breast cancer. I LOVED that you get this rockin' t-shirt when you enter -
And most of all, I loved that, if I entered, I would have a goal to work towards once the C25K program was over that would also tick a huge goal off my fitness bucket list...
What I didn't like was the fact that I didn't have a bike, a rather important requirement for a triathlon. I didn't like that I knew that, while I feel okay about it now, the anxiety would get so overwhelming in the few days before the actual event, I would consider a million times whether it was worth it. And the biggest thing? The nearest Pink event to me was a plane trip away and what was a $60 entry fee would end up costing me about $600 in flights, accommodation and other costs...
How I found myself, sitting at my laptop, pressing the submit button on my entry tonight, is beyond me...
So, I did it! I have officially signed up for my first triathlon and this time in 143 days (all things going well) I will be able to call myself a triathlete!! I am so full of different feelings; excitement, happiness, terror, confusion. I have a lot of details to work out but I guess that's why it's lucky I have 5 months to get it all straightened out.
Thanks for reading... K