|Fat girls make tasty snack! YUM!|
|Should have started swimming earlier than 2 weeks before the tri. WTG, fish food!|
|Nice work with all of 5 hours of practice on an actual bike! But congrats on not falling off the stationary bike at the Y!|
|Legs too tired to move. Caught in stampede. Night night.|
|HOW DID YOU SQUEEZE INTO THAT TRISUIT, FATTIE FATTIE TWO BY FOUR?|
(This is what everyone will be thinking. Well, the ones not thinking about sharks.)
So, as you can see, I'm not mentally in my happy place. I have a week to try to tame my fears and actually attempt to enjoy this experience. I give that idea about a 15% chance of working. I do feel like I've trained semi-well (although I wish I had 4 more weeks), and I do think I can finish just because I am not generally a quitter. In fact, I believe that if I can make it through the swim (.9 miles), I can take it pretty easy on the bike (24.5 miles) and slog through the run (6.2 miles). Right? You agree that I probably can do it, despite being fat, tasty, clumsy, and tired? Well, good, at least I have you on my side!
All I know is that if I finish, I am going to UGLY FACE CRY when they put that medal around my neck. This is the first race where I feel like I will have accomplished something HUGE. My half marathons were fun, but I never thought I couldn't do it. This race is so different. And if I can pull this off, I will have really felt like I did something amazing.
|I finished! Gimme my medal before I snot all over you!|
(And damn, is this a creepy gif, or what?!?)