Friday, August 21, 2009

We're In!

BEN IS HOME!!! And I couldn't be happier. There's nothing like having the hubby home.

On another note, here's some exciting news. I've been procrastinating this post though because posting it means I'm really in. But that's exactly why I should do it.

I've always wanted to do a triathlon. Mostly because I love swimming and was on the swim team in high school, and would just love to get in that kind of shape again. I've been looking online for a while trying to find Triathlons in Johannesburg and couldn't find anything. A couple of days ago, I thought I should widen the search and typed in "Gauteng," which is the providence we live in...and there they were!! All the upcoming triathlons in the area! I was so excited. I started shaking and got all hot and nervous. I knew I was in.

So I told Ben we're doing it and he's in too! It's 10 weeks away. I started Monday but now that Ben is home, we're really starting training this Monday. I'm not too worried about Ben, he's a guy and a power house. He could probably do it tomorrow and be fine.

So we commit! We're doing our first triathlon!!

October 25, 2009
Swim: 600 meters
Bike: 20km (12.4 miles)
Run: 5km (3.2 miles)

I've been working on the training schedule, pulling ideas from friends who have just done one, and also from sites online. It's ready! Really excited about those brick workouts! Not. It's posted on my new Triathlon Blog. I'm using that blog for my training journal. I'm just going to write how I feel each week about the training and what we're doing. Mostly so I can see my progress, and be able to look back at everything. But possibly for anyone out there who is thinking about doing one...JUST DO IT!

If I can do it, anyone can do it :)

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

13 comments:

Meagan said...

that is so awesome. My husband and I just did a Triathlon last weekend. Here are a few tricks we got from other people.. Make sure if you are swimming in open water that you go and practice at least once in there, it is totally different than a pool. Bring a bucket to sit on while you are drying your feet off after the swim, it helps when putting your shoes on.
Thats all...
Have fun training, you will be so glad you did it.

Sara said...

That's awesome!! I had a goal to do one after Makenna was born, but it never happened. So now I have a goal to do it after this little girl is born- maybe in the spring or summer? Either way I love swimming and biking is fun too and I can handle running! So I might have to use your blog for training in a few months!

Chelsie said...

wow, i'm so uber impressed with you guys!!! that's awesome. i'm excited to hear about it. and yeah for having a hubby back!!!!

Tawnya said...

Wow, good for you!

Bradley and Jackie said...

How many blogs can you juggle at one time girl?! You amaze me! Good Luck

Janelle Phipps said...

you go girl. you and i can take over the world together with our amazing physiques when we're done this winter.

hilary said...

i'm so glad your hubby is home!!! and you make me wanna do a triathlon. i've wanted to do one for a while now, but the swimming is actually my fear... i'm not a swimmer. i don't even know how to swim with proper form and thinking about that many people in the water at one time makes me hyperventilate just thinking about it! but someday. someday. i WILL do a triathlon. so i'm excited for you guys! keep up the good work and attitude!

Rachel said...

yay for ben being back! i just did my first tri in may and it was so fun! i took a tri training class at the u of u for two semesters, i had never really swam before and i love it!! it was really fun to work towards something and just do it. we also kept a journal of all of our workouts to see our progress, it was cool to look back and see how much better i got at swimming and running especially. good luck!

amy g said...

SWEET! YOu will love a tri, swimming was the hardest for me, since you're a fish you'll do great!! I read your training blog and sounds like you're kicking butt so far! Training harder than I ever have for anything! ha! You will love it and get addicted! Good luck girl!

Team Carter said...

that's awesome! I want to be able to do that...maybe I should focus on being able to run more than 3 miles first.

Mariah said...

That is so awesome!!! You are going to be in the best shape ever! Good luck with the training! I told Doug that you guys were doing this and he was said that we should do it too. That would never work, of course, with his 90 hour work weeks though...

The Hills... said...

Dang girl, you are like superwoman, I am impressed! Just thinking about a triathlon makes me tired! :)

Good luck with your training. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Jen K said...

That's awesome, I didn't know you swam in high school. That's the hardest part I hear, so your going to do great! I want to do one, but it's so hard with the kids. Do it now while you can! Good Luck!