Oh my goodness, the nerves! 3 Days to go and then I'll be participating in a triathlon. Yes, let's not go for something simple like a short distance fun run, no, let's just go for the whole hog! Swimming, biking AND running.
I was fine until last night (or rather I should say in denial because there's still lots of time left isn't there?) and then I was asked the question - "how do you feel about the upcoming triathlon?" And I suddenly thought "what in the world was I thinking??!! I'm not nearly ready enough!!!!"
I have no idea how long it will take me to complete the three parts and right now my goals are not to drown, to actually finish it (and hopefully my legs will play along nicely) and just not be the very last person to arrive at the finish line. I'm kind of hoping I will be invisible in amongst the crowds. If you do happen to be there and you see me, I'll be the exhausted-looking-half-dead-on-my-feet person :-)
The sea swim is still very much the scary part for me. I don't know what I'm going to do if the sea is rough on Sunday. I still haven't figured out how to get past bigger waves. And right now I'm taking comfort that I'm probably not the only swimmer who is not confident in the sea.
But even though I am incredibly incredibly nervous, I am excited too. I've never done something like this. And I know that if I can achieve my 3 goals it will be with a huge sense of achievement. And I'm incredibly grateful for the support I've been getting especially from Terence and the girls, special friends (especially Paul and Rose) and the Kapiti Women's Triathlon organisers, Val (my swim coach) and the Saturday training group and coaches. Your support has been amazing and what has kept me going. Thank you!