Long post ahead! Tomorrow is the big day and I am starting to get really excited! I can’t believe the day is almost here, it feels like it has been forever.
Spent some time working on my bike a bit, cleaning the chain and decided to do something fun with my helmet.
After some Krylon!
I have a golden helmet now (I’ve got a golden ticket…..). I love it!!! Plus, it will make it easier to recognize my bike amongst all the others with this hanging on the handlebars!
The happy, makeupless biker!
Before assembling my transitions stuff, I had a yummy lunch of a whole wheat pita spread with homemade pesto, grilled chicken and fresh mozzarella, with strawberries, of course!
Getting the gear together:
For the swim (note swim cap provided tomorrow).
Transition from swim to bike to run. Some of this stuff will be in my front bike bag, as we don’t start and stop in the same place for the bike leg.
Coconut water, yogurt smoothie (really good for refuel), plus a tiny ice pack to keep said items cold in my bag. Sunscreen – I need to take time to put it on or I will burn for sure (sun predicted!). Riding gloves. I am going to write a sticky note to remember to take off my helmet before the run! I might just run with the gloves on because they are a little hard to get off quickly. Missing is the Co2 canister spare fillup for my tires, which I will be getting today.
Extremely important post race items:
It’s very important that I triple check everything this afternoon, as I am going down to my sister’s to spend the night so I can knock 1/2 hour off of travel time. It will be too late at that point if I forget something. We need to be there at 6:00 am tomorrow eeeek!! That is flipping early! I am so glad Colleen is doing this with me as well.
I am going to cook an oatbran/banana/protein powder breakfast tonight and just heat it up in the morning. That was my super fuel before my 5K PR race earlier this year, so I know it’s good fuel.
I have been having the funniest thoughts about this race:
- “What if I am the heaviest one there?”
- “What if I freak out in the water?”
- “What if someone kicks me in the face in the water?”
- “What if I lose a contact lens?”
- “What if I finish last?”
- “What happens if I throw up, do I finish?”
None of which matter one wit! I know that none of these things is important at all, but it is funny how the mind works 😀
It’s going to take less than 2 hours to finish (I hope!!) for all that work. I am as ready as I can be.
I am really looking forward to seeing just what this 41-year-old body can do.
I will see you all on the flip side tomorrow night, with hopefully some pictures!