John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Saturday, April 16, 2011

What was I thinking?

Okay... I am FREAKING out. I am so afraid I am going to forget to pack something. Running is SOOO much easier!

Besides just the whole endurance thing, packing for three sports in HARD. Here is what my awesome TRI bag looks like (oh... that's ATHENA behind it):

I might be able to zip it shut.... well, I am sure I can. And it weighs almost as much as me. Here is what is in it:

 1. Bike shoes
 2. Running shoes
 3. 2 pairs of socks
 4. bike gloves
 5. sunglasses
 6. 2 trash bags (because it rained ALL DAY today)
 7. 2 towels
 8. goggles
 9. 2 Gu gels
10. 2 water bottles/2 gatorades
11. race belt
12. helmet
13. glide
14. Pam spray
15. wetsuit
16. change of clothes for after
17. camera (cause you all want to see pics, right?)
18. Garmin (well, it is charging, but will add it in the morning)
19. windbreaker (for ride and possible run if it is chilly)
20. wallet (photo id so I can get my number)

And I am sure I am forgetting something. But by this time tomorrow, I will be a Triathlete - pretty sweet, huh?

My Goals:

1. Enjoy it - since this is my first Tri, I want to just feel comfortable completing each stage. I'm sure I will over analyze what I did wrong in another post.

2. Times: Swim (750 m) - no more than 25 minutes, Bike (12 miles) - no more than 55 minutes, Run (5k) - no more than 27 minutes. I also would like my transitions to be under 2.

3. Give it my all - I do not want to finish and feel: "coulda, shoulda, woulda", you know? I want to give it my all and see how my body handles it.... even if it makes me puke!

So my friends... this is it. I'm going to hit the sack, try to sleep.... and hope to have an awesome race report for you soon!


kimert said...

Good luck! Have fun.

Pam said...

Okay, I have to ask... what is the cooking spray for?

Syl said...

Good Luck Jen, you're going to do awesome! Congrats!!

Richelle said...

I'm wondering what the PAM is for, too. Good luck tomorrow! You'll do great!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow - HAVE FUN!

SupermomE12 said...

I am excited for you! HAVE FUN!!! How awesome to say you are a triathlete!!! And yeah. the packing looks crazy. I am sure after a couple you will have it down to a science though. Good luck!!

H Love said...

HAVE FUN!! You are awesome...TRYING = SUCCESS!!

Melissa Cunningham said...

girl,i am about to head out to my very first tri today too! im sooooooo nervous!
im sure you will do awesome!
looking forward to stopping by again later and see how you did!
you can do this!
enjoy the moment,and JUST DO IT!

Wanna Be Iron Mommy said...

As long as you have your bike, your shoes, and your race bib, then you are all set. The rest is stuff if forgotten, you could live with out. Good luck to you. Can't wait to read your race report!

MCM Mama said...

You are probably at least halfway done as I sit here with my coffee LOL.

Good luck and I can't wait to hear how it went!

Lisa said...


S Club Mama said...

I'm probably behind on this but good luck (good job? if I'm that late). :) How exciting.

What's the Pam for?

SDrunner said...

Hope everything turned out ok. I got my bike a while ago, but still have to work on the swim.

EricaH said...

Hope your first Tri went off without a hitch. Congrats on your first tri.

coach dion said...

more more I need to know what happened, it is all happening this weekend...

Jeff said...

Since you haven't posted since finishing the race- first, congrats on officially becoming a triathlete!

To everyone that asked about the Pam/cooking spray: you can use it as a lubricant between your skin and the wetsuit, either in place of body glide or just to help the wetsuit slide off your legs when you strip it off in transition.