I love the running part of course which is at the end of the event. The biking is okay, I ride pretty well considering the bike I'm working with and this being my first I'm haven't went all out (not that I have a choice.) But that dog gon swimming and I have some issues.
Now I know I really need to adjust my attitude about the whole water thing and tell myself "I love to swim, I love to get into cold water and it splashing in my face, getting in my nose and every now and then swallowing the dog gon water. I love the restriction of wearing goggles to see better under water, so what that they don't feel like eye glasses that I wear every day and I have to take off to get in the water. I love the lack of buoyancy my body has because I'm not inhaling enough air to keep my body a float, I'm just swallowing the water and letting it take me down."
HMMMMmmm..... I have a lot mental adjusting to do. So, first I started with a little one one help with the breathing. Vicky was great she helped me to stop swallowing and inhaling the water. It still haven't found the joy of being in the water yet. I guess mostly because it don't feel like play time. It seems like work. I will change my frame of once those 20 laps become easy. I am up to 14 laps not easy and 8 weeks left before the event. I know I came do this because I want and because I can!
Now let me tell what I do like about it: What I like the most is that I feel strong, everywhere and number two is (not being vain, im a little to old for that just giving myself its due).... Now two .... a sista has drop 5lbs and has a waistline that is saucy! Yep saucy like them burgers with the extra sauce when you eat em they make you say hummmm! SAUCY! So, that is incentive enough to keep me in the water.