it’s all about the baby steps.

by @according2kelly on January 8, 2008

& when i say baby, i really mean baby. no, no, i’m not announcing… well that’s not completely true. i am announcing, but not that kind of announcement. but i am pleased to tell the world that i’m taking the first step to checking of one of my goals. yep, thanks to prodding of a certain friend i have recently signed up for THIS. for most tri-athletes, THIS baby tri would be a walk in the park. but, let’s not forget, i’m not too fond of swimming, & that’s saying it nicely. but seriously, it’s only a 250 yard swim (& it’s in a pool), how hard can it be? nevertheless, i guess i better “suit” up & hit the pool. wish me luck! & i’m totally open to any & all advice, so give away!

14 comments
Lynn
Lynn

Two words for you... Body Glide. As in the anti-chafing stick. And good socks. Most amateur triathletes are poor swimmers anyhow. There is a lot of time to be made up in the other events. You'll do awesome.

Chelsey
Chelsey

You're doing the swimming right? I never knew you were a pro swimmer!

April
April

wow, that will be awesome to say you did one of those. Good luck.

Lacie
Lacie

Wow!!! Wow!!!! You GO!That is wonderful for you to be working towards a "dream" of yours! A pool to me right now sounds very cold! I have to re-think where you live-Ha!

anna jo
anna jo

my advice to you: hook up with your local masters swimteam. you'll get a quality workout + advice on form/technique, et cetera. you'll love it. swimming is actually one of my favorite workouts--it's a good ol' kick in the butt! have fun with your tri... hopefully I'll do one sometime this summer after my marathon...

Bridget
Bridget

You'll do great! Only takes one and you'll be hooked.

Laurie
Laurie

You Go Girl!! ;)

Dancin Queen
Dancin Queen

You are a stud! And thanks for the kind words the other day. You have no idea how much I needed a lift right when I got that. You are so sweet.

Make and Takes
Make and Takes

I have really been wanting to do a Triathlon. I am excited for you and look forward to the results. I'm not much of a swimmer either.

The UnMighty
The UnMighty

Chocolate donuts every morning without fail. Oh, and a cigarette after every workout wouldn't hurt either.

crystal
crystal

I'm so in awe! I have a knee-shaking fear of deep water. I can't wait to follow your training...and to see a photo of you in a swim cap ;)

Ashlee
Ashlee

way to go! have fun with it!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh, what fun. I'll be pulling for you in the 59+ section. Jancd

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