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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My First Race This Season-Lonestar Half Ironman

It kinda just dawned on me that my first race of the season happens to be a Half-Ironman...and it happens to be THIS WEEKEND!  Suddenly, the pre-race jitters are here. The two main things I'm worried about are:

1.) Mechanical issues on the bike (i.e. flat tires on the race wheels)

2.) Legs cramping/pain on the run

I'm going into it well-rested and excited to go with over 40 of my teammates and my parents!
Yep--my parents are coming to Austin this weekend for a visit and we're dragging them to the hurricane-ravaged island of Galveston to sit around for 5+ hours while their daughter acts a fool.  

Should be a hoot!

8 comments:

greyhound said...

We need to meet up and tie on the Engine 2 Feed Bag after the race.

R. Jeffrey Davis said...

Good LUCK! We'll be racing in Oceanside this weekend.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Have a great kick-off to your 2009 season! Just relax and enjoy.

21stCenturyMom said...

I love the logo for that race!

I will be at Oceanside praying for no flat tires and no leg cramps on the swim. The run always hurts.

Good luck!

Richard said...

Cool! Maybe we can all get together and grab a meal at some point when they're still in Austin? Have a great race!

Garry said...

Good luck this weekend! I'm sure you're gonna kick some butt.

ShirleyPerly said...

Good luck! Hope the calf cooperates.

jtrimom said...

It was so cool to meet you at the race- hope you did as well as you wanted. It was a great, fun day! Kepp in touch- you're the only celebrity I've ever met :)
Sharon