Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The "Uh Oh" Feeling

For even the most carefree person, when this arrives in your inbox, alarm bells start ringing and the "what did I just get myself into" feeling starts to sink in. It's incredibly exciting, exhilarating even, but when the euphoria starts to subside, the logistics of making this happen start to set in.

This is the first Triathlon I've ever signed up for. Go big right? Well, a lot of people would probably say it was unrealistic or unreasonable to sign up for an Ironman with no Tri experience, and the little voice in the back of my head was saying the same thing. As I looked at that registration email, a creeping sense of panic started to rise.

But you know what? That little voice in the back of my head is a jerk. Every single time I've ignored it, pushed past fear and uncertainty, I've had the best experiences of my life. Damn right "Go Big!" I'm not going to look back at my youth and wish I'd done more. I'm going to live strong, live big, and have adventures. Busselton here I come.

All right, now someone explain these Tri Suits to me.....