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Night Before Baumholder Tri - Geek Turned Athlete

Night Before Baumholder Tri

I have my first triathlon of the season tomorrow. It is a 1200 meter swim, 30 mile bike, and ~8.5 mile run.

I was very close to bailing on this thing due to some drama this morning. I was crying because of it, and my husband looked me in the eyes and said, “You are doing this. You are not quitting just because of other people’s problems!”.

I said, “Okay” as he wiped the tears away. Gah, I love my husband.

So, here is almost all of my stuff laid out for tomorrow:


Swim: goggles, wetsuit, small towel for feet (the race is going to supply the cap)

Bike: helmet, gloves, shoes, Larabar, Vega electrolyte drink mix, socks

Run: Same biking shirt w/shorts, shoes, cap, sunglasses, (need to find my clif bloks. They may have been packed. ;( )

I have borrowed a bike, and I worked on changing out my cleats to match the pedals on the bike.

I’ve had a LONG day, and I’m going to try to go to sleep now. Race starts at 11am. Bring it on.

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  • Tammy June 26, 2010, 11:57 pm

    WOW! So inspirational. I love to read stories of heart and drive. We all doubt ourselves, but should trust ourselves instead. Best of luck, enjoy the journey, be proud. Good luck tomorrow~~ 🙂

    If you want to have a look at my last post-it’s no where near what you’re about to do, but it’s my story of my 1/2 marathon walk last year. “regret vs appreciation”.

  • Kacy June 27, 2010, 12:00 am


  • adrienmelaine June 27, 2010, 12:31 am

    Good luck girl! I know you’ll kill it!

    Looking forward to hearing about it- remember to breathe!

  • Heather (Where's the Beach) June 27, 2010, 1:32 am

    Good luck girl!!! I’ll be thinking about you.

  • Abby June 27, 2010, 2:29 am

    Good luck tomorrow! You are totally going to rock it.

    And your husband sounds great! No better cheerleader, for sure!! 🙂

  • Erica June 27, 2010, 2:37 am

    awww- I hope everything is ok over there! Your husband just rocks. So supportive- I love it. Hope all went well. Much <3 to you!

  • lindsay June 27, 2010, 2:48 am

    You’re gonna do great! You’ll love it in the end and feel empowered!! Have a blast and enjoy the ride (literally). hehe!

  • Nrmrvrk June 27, 2010, 8:04 am

    Good luck! I predict a PR by several minutes. 🙂 Have fun.

  • Tiffany June 27, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Go get ’em, girlie!

  • Ashlei June 28, 2010, 5:00 pm

    What a great husband! Hope you had a blast at the race! Do you have any posts about getting started in Tri’s or about transitions during the race? I’d love to do one and find your blog very inspiring!

  • Nichole June 28, 2010, 5:25 pm

    I am sure you knocked this out of the park. I am so proud of you for staying focused and training hard, no matter what.

    Regardless, you rock my socks and I cannot wait to hear the race recap!!!!

  • Faith June 28, 2010, 10:55 pm

    What a sweet hubby! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear about how the race went!

  • Lisa June 29, 2010, 1:34 am

    How did you do? Can’t wait to hear about the tri!

  • Faith @ LovelyAsCharged June 29, 2010, 3:56 am

    Wowza! Can’t wait to hear about it!


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