Holy $*&% I’m doing a triathlon tomorrow

I’m currently at my in-laws relaxing because they live closer to the race site than I do and I had packet pick-up today and an early start tomorrow.

Last night my friend Jen came up here with me and my mother-in-law, Jen and I got some Mexican food/daquiris and then enjoyed wine on the screen porch. Perfect relaxing evening.

Then today I started my day with this:

*breakfast of champions*

Today, my mother-in-law and I went shopping and headed down to packet pick up.

*Race expo*

*The swim start*

I won’t lie — I got really, really nervous being at packet pick up today and seeing just how many more elements there will be to deal with tomorrow than are necessary at non-triathlon races.

So naturally when we got home I started frantically Googling every question that was in my head. I realized I’m severely underprepared for this thing and that I hope no one ever looks at my Google search history.

I just started laying out my stuff and I’ve practiced my transitions a couple of times.

*Race gear*

My amazing mother-in-law also just started making her world famous mushroom stroganoff for dinner tonight, so I’m a pretty happy camper ๐Ÿ™‚

I think I’m less nervous now. I’m excited to be able to call myself a triathlete tomorrow. I’m excited that my family and friends are coming to cheer me on. I’m excited to see some awesome people race tomorrow including Erin, Alyssa, Marie and Nick.ย  Most of all, I’m excited for it to be over with so I can just focus on this gosh darn marathon.

5 thoughts on “Holy $*&% I’m doing a triathlon tomorrow

  1. sweetsweat

    Mushroom stroganoff sounds like a delicious pre-race dinner!

    Way to rock Chisago, triathlete! You did awesome! And, it was so fun to see you before the race ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. hyedi Post author

      It was amazing. So delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks so much! I hope you know that you’ve been a huge inspiration for me to tri (ha) something like that! You did awesome as well — you should be super proud of yourself!

      PS- did that photo turn out?

      1. sweetsweat

        Awww, you’re so sweetโ€ฆ thank you! I’m looking forward to biking together soon!

        Oh, and it was so fun to see you DURING the race, too ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yup, just posted the pic on instagram!

      2. hyedi Post author

        Aww, cute! Nick took a good picture ๐Ÿ™‚

        Thank you so much for the words of encouragement out on the course! It came at just the right time!

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