I leave EARLY tomorrow a.m. to head to Chicago for the Accenture Chicago Tri. I'm so ready and feeling so NOT ready at the same time. Mentally I'm ready for it to be over, but I'm feeling like I've done a 2.5 month taper since my botched 70.3 attempt. I'm hoping that I'm only feeling that way b/c my workouts for the 70.3 were so long compared to what I needed to do for the Olympic. I guess we'll find out on Sunday. I'm trying really hard not to think about last years time and just focus on this year and go out and have fun.
Based on my 1200 meter taper swim the other day I have slacked way too much on the swimming. Oh well. It is what it is at this point.
I wish I was more mentally there..... I wish I was just anxious to conquer this thing. Blah. We picked up our new tri suits (shirts and shorts) from the TNT office yesterday and that did put a little pep in my step. Nothing like new gear to get you motivated (right Gena?).
I AM excited VERY excited about heading down to Chicago for my 'girls' weekend w/ Marie. This is Tom's first weekend alone w/ the kids so send him some good juju. :) I'm sure they will be fine.
I miss my workouts! I thought I would feel relieved to not have to do them anymore. I don't miss the coordinating so much as the actual exercising part. My body is feeling it. I"m a bit softer than I was a few months ago. Oh well, a goal for the winter right? I hope to do lots of yoga, swim and weight train w/ some outdoor runs until it's just too damn cold.
I'll report back when I return on Monday.. yep staying an extra day to visit my friend Kelly and meet her new baby girl.