There is SOOOOO much more things to think about with Triathlons. With running, you just RUN, get dressed ONCE... AHHHHHHH! What if I fail... what if I am the last one for each leg? What if they close the course down and I cannot finish? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Facts: READY! Yes, even though I am scared to death and have no idea how my body will react to a Tri, it is ONLY a sprint. I'm ready. I have a good cardio base (TriGuru keeps telling me this), but since this is my first, I am nervous. Nerves tend to make me stronger though (when I am not puking) so I hope to use the adernaline and push myself. I know I won't win. And I even know I won't be last. I am ready! I have practiced. I know what to expect. I cannot be more prepared... and can I just say that my Tri bag is almost completely packed... yeah I am a dork!
Fun: I am subbing in Kindergarten again today. And this morning, I had over 30 hugs from students and over 25 high-fives (you know from the more shy kids). It FELT awesome. They are so cute when they aren't your kids. I can handle them for a day. I get to be goofy, and make them laugh (Like I took attendance in my best ValleyGirl voice and they loved it).
It feels really good for students to say hi to me in the hall. My kids get excited to see me and don't even mind when I kiss them in front of their friends (I know, this will change soon). I am certified to teach HS and NEVER felt called to elementary school, but I think I could get used to this.
I know a couple of you are racing this weekend and I will be praying for your safety! Go get'em!