Friday, June 10, 2011

Breakdown today then Great News!

This morning I just wasn't feeling up to doing any of my workouts. I had a 4 hour ride, 1 hour swim and 30 min recovery run to do. I sat on the couch and felt sorry for myself. I was crying, then sleeping. Who knows why. You know us women, sometimes we just have our moments!! today was the day. I had my gear all out, my route mapped and I said screw it. I don't want to do it and Im not!

I also didn't feel at all like eating. hmmmm, totally not like me at all!

Then, I got a text from one of my friends that said, Congrats, I'm hunting you down tomorrow" Something to that affect. I immediately text back and said, "What are you talking about?!" He called me and told me he heard about the Great news!! I had just won a Corporate Entry into The YMCA Livestrong Green Lakes Triathlon!! I immediately thought he was lying as he likes to play jokes on me...alot!! Then I realized, Its probably true!!

See There was an entry on Syracuse Bicycle's facebook page stating they had a complimentary Corporate entry into the Sold out race. The entry rules were you needed to give a reason why you thought you were the best candidate for the entry.

I poured it all out. In 2007 I did this race as a first timer triathlete. I merely went on rides with my honey, ran alot and swam open water at my friends lake front home a few times a week. I knew I had it in me. A few days before the race I was playing beach volleyball with friends and pulled my Hamstring. I still did the race. I got kicked in the face in the water, guzzeled a liter or so of water, on the last hill climb almost got clipped off my bike as someone stopped suddenly in front of me, and then hobbled the 5K run on my calf to come in 4th in my age group. 2009 I came back and disappointed myself again. So, for the last 2 years I have made some significant gains in the sport. I placed 3 times in my Age Group last year and took 11th place OA at Iron Girl Last year. I hired a coach this year to get me to that Full Irondistance race.

My entry WON!!!! I am so blessed and so grateful to be apart of this great TRI community in Central New York. Thank you so much SYRACUSE BICYCLE!!! Be prepared for all the hugs tomorrow!!!

Tomorrows plan is to get in front on the swim and just go with the flow, get into a nice pace on the bike and then try and hammer home on the run. If Im at 1:20-1:25 Ill be grateful!! (800m swim, 12.4mi bike, 3.1 mi run)

Now the question is what outfit to wear?? I think Ill be sporting either the CNY tri jersey or my new Pearl Izumi Elite Tri shirt that I adore!  Aero wheels for tomorrow?!!! I think so!!!

Good luck to everyone racing!!


  1. Good Luck Kristin! You'll be awesome:)

  2. YAY! That's super fun news to pick you up! Love it! have a great time!

  3. That is awesome! Have a great race!

  4. SO late to the party it isnt even funny, sorry

    Now that is freaking cool, a free race entry!!!